The FIA announced on Monday that it will change the regulations for this month's Young Driver Test at Silverstone, with the participating teams allowed to use their race drivers in order to help resolve the problems with the Pirelli tyres.
After a dramatic British GP over the weekend, during which four drivers suffered blow-outs on their left rear tyres, the FIA contacted the World Motor Sport Council in order to authorise revisions in its Sporting Regulations, which currently prohibit drivers from in-season testing.
While race drivers will be permitted during the YDT, tyre development is all that is allowed during the test and teams will be prohibited from working on improvements on their cars.
The FIA is also considering extending the length of the YDT from three days to four, in order to ensure that the participating teams still have an opportunity to run through their respective Young Driver programmes.
Furthermore, the governing body wants to change the Technical Regulations so that it can alter the tyre specifications during the season without the unanimous agreement of competing teams.
"Our priority is to ensure safety for all in Formula One and we believe the incidents at Silverstone represent a genuine safety concern for the drivers," FIA President Jean Todt said.
"We have thus taken the decision to alter the Young Driver Test to allow teams to use drivers they deem fit to carry out tyre development work in a bid to solve the problems we saw at the British Grand Prix.
"I believe it is fitting to carry out this work at the circuit upon which the issues were manifested."
Even though changes have been made to the test, Mercedes agreed not to take part in the session after they were banned from participation by the International Tribunal for their role in the Pirelli test after the Spanish Grand Prix.