PIRELLI CONCLUDED TEST AT PAUL RICARD WITH MERCEDES FITTED WITH 2017 TYRES
PIRELLI CONCLUDED TEST AT PAUL RICARD WITH MERCEDES FITTED WITH 2017 TYRESThe three-day Pirelli test of 2017-sized tyres concluded today at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, where Pascal Wehrlein has been driving a Mercedes, modified to simulate next year's levels of downforce. As was the case for the previous two days, as well as the two-day test completed by Ferrari yesterday in Spain, the work concentrated on slick tyre development in the new 2017 sizes: 305/670-13 at the front and 405/670-13 at the rear. Wehrlein completed the entire planned programme, which took in 63 laps today, added to the total of 134 laps on Tuesday and 89 laps yesterday. The 2017 tyre test programme will continue in two weeks time, 21-22 September at Paul Ricard with Mercedes on wet tyres.