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Pirelli schedule teams' tyre tests

Saturday 08-March-2014 11:13

Pirelli have locked all 11 Formula One teams into one day of testing during this season, putting an end to last year's controversy.

Last season Pirelli came in for a great deal of criticism due to blow-outs and high degradation.

However, with in-season testing banned, Pirelli had to resort to private outings to try solve the problem.

This led to a lot of finger pointing as while the likes of Ferrari provided an old car for their test, Mercedes put in the laps in their 2013 challenger.

This year, though, in-season testing is back on the schedule and Pirelli have already booked dates in which to test with each of the 11 teams.

Bahrain test - 8-9 April
Day 1
Caterham
Day 2 Mercedes and Williams

Barcelona test - 13-14 May
Day 1
Sauber and Toro Rosso
Day 2 McLaren and Force India

Silverstone test - 8-9 July
Day 1
Ferrari and Lotus
Day 2 Red Bull and Marussia

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