2011 F1 testing dates confirmed

2011 F1 season

The F1 teams have agreed the test dates for the 2011 F1 season.

Contrary to earlier reports the teams will not be testing at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal. They will test at Bahrain in the week before the first race of the season.

Circuit Dates Notes
Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi 16th-17th November 2010 Young drivers’ test
Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi 19th-20th November 2010 Pirelli tyre test
Circuit de Valencia Ricardo Tormo, Spain 1st-3rd February 2011
Jerez, Spain 10-13th February 2011
Circuit de Catalunya, Spain 18th-21st February 2011
Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain 3rd-6th March 2011

The young drivers’ test will be the last time F1 cars run on Bridgestone tyres before new tyre supplier Pirelli take over.

Use the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar to keep track of upcoming race dates and test sessions.

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57 comments on 2011 F1 testing dates confirmed

  1. bpm (@bpm) said on 30th October 2010, 10:19

    Why is Portimao or Estoril not on the F1 calender? Either of these circuits would be welcome replacements for the Valencia street circuit.

  2. Whoa! Interesting discussion on the tests. And I thought tests are just tests.

    I doubt they hold the testings in Spain just coz of Alonso’s popularity. LOL!

  3. Pingguest said on 31st October 2010, 11:53

    I still think that
    1. Off-season testing sessions should only take place on tracks not holding a Grand Prix.
    2. Mid-season testing should be allowed on Mondays after a race.

  4. Johann said on 1st November 2010, 7:28

    I like the idea of testing on Mondays. That way we will see faster developments and better races.

  5. WarfieldF1 said on 1st November 2010, 15:36

    My monday thinking for 2011:-
    Not bahrain as season just started.
    Not Oz as temp circuit
    Not KL as quick turnaround required to China
    1 China 17th April
    2 Turkey, (not like they need the circuit for anything else!)9th May
    3 Catalunya,23rd May
    Not Monaco as temp circuit
    Not Canada as temp circuit
    Not Valencia as temp circuit
    4 Silverstone, 11th July
    5 Nurburgring 25th July
    Not Hungary as circuit is specialist and factory closing for August
    6 Spa 29th August
    7 Monza 12th Sept
    Not Singapore as temp circuit
    Not Suzuka as quick turnaround for Korea
    8 Korea 17th Oct

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