Red Bull will conduct a tyre test for Pirelli at the Circuit de Catalunya next week. The 1,000km test will be conducted using a two-year old chassis.
Red Bull are the third team to conduct such a test so far this year. Ferrari did so after the Bahrain Grand Prix, also with a two-year-old car.
Mercedes conducted a similar test following the Spanish Grand Prix but used their current chassis. The FIA deemed that in violation of the rules and barred Mercedes from participating in the Young Drivers’ Test.
“It’s a test that others have conducted for Pirelli,” said team principal Christian Horner. “It’s for them to look at tyre compounds for next year, we’ve just provided a car for them.”
Horner indicated that next year’s driver Daniel Ricciardo will drive the car along with test driver Sebastien Buemi: “It’s an old car, we’re running our test drivers in it, probably Daniel Ricciardo will drive on the other day.”
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