Pirelli and Ferrari conclude Barcelona tyre test


Sebastian Vettel - Credit: Pirelli & C. S.p.A

The two-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya with Pirelli and Scuderia Ferrari has come to an end, with Sebastian Vettel taking his turn behind the wheel.

Vettel took over from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen for the final day of the test on Wednesday, and completed a mammoth 156 laps of the Barcelona circuit to add to the 111 that the Finn ran on Tuesday.

The aim of the test in Spain was to continue the development of the 2017 Pirelli tyres, which will be 25% wider than the current specification, with the aim to bring higher speeds and more entertainment to Formula 1.

As well as Ferrari testing in Spain, the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team continued their running at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, with their reserve driver and current Manor Racing star Pascal Wehrlein running another 89 laps for the German outfit to add to the 134 he ran on Tuesday.

Unlike Ferrari however, the Mercedes test continues into Thursday, with Wehrlein taking to the track with the aim to test wet tyres rather than the slicks he has run the previous two days.

Pascal Wehrlein - Credit: Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Pascal Wehrlein – Credit: Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team