Leclerc kicks off 2020 testing for Pirelli

Michelle Foster
Charles Leclerc PA

Charles Leclerc PA

Charles Leclerc is the first driver to officially test a Formula 1 car this year, putting in the laps during a Pirelli tyre test.

The Ferrari driver took to the Jerez circuit over the weekend, running Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres ahead of their 2021 debut.

This year Pirelli have been handed 25 days of testing that is 100 per cent dedicated to their 18-inch tyres.

Running a modified SF90, last year’s Ferrari, the Monégasque driver covered 130 laps of the Spanish track.

The test took place behind closed doors without any pictures of the modified Ferrari being released.

Ferrari will continue the Pirelli tests at the Fiorano circuit in March.

Pirelli released the full test schedule on social media.

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