Mercedes won't be completely left out in the cold when it comes to Pirelli's new tyres as the team will be sent data from the Young Driver Test.
The Brackley squad's racers won't get a chance to sample the new compounds at the three-day test at Silverstone this week as they have been banned following their "private test" earlier this season.
Lewis Hamilton has warned that Mercedes will suffer as a result of the ban.
"I don't know if people fully appreciate how big a negative it is for us not to do the test," he said.
"We are going to go to Hungary when other people have gone and tested (the new tyres with) different ride-heights, different pressures, got their car ready for a long run so they arrive ready."
However, Autosport reports they will have some information to work with ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix as Pirelli will share their data.
"The teams will have a very clear tyre test programme," said Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. "They have to run what we are telling them to run.
"Mercedes do have a lot of data from the tyre from last year in terms of the way it will affect aero and set-up.
"I think they would have benefited from being able to run.
"However, we give all the teams the same feedback [after the test]. We look at the same data, so they have all the same information."