The FIA is expected to soon receive a request from Formula 1 teams to reduce the number of already limited testing. In recent seasons, teams have had two four-day pre-season tests, and two two-day in-season tests. One of these two days was reserved for newcomers or reserve team racers. This season, one of the two off-season tests has already passed (they were scheduled after the race in Barcelona), and the other two days will be after the race in Hungary. The teams thus agree that even these rare tests in a very busy schedule further reduce the transport time between races. Testing in Hungary scheduled for August is particularly undesirable for teams, as it is scheduled after five races are scheduled in six weeks. Next season we will have 21 d in the calendar
The FIA has confirmed the dates for official tests in 2017. In addition to the two already known dates, from 27 February to 2 March and from 7 March to 10 March, teams will be able to carry out official tests between 8 and 19 in the current season. April in Bahrain, between 1 and 2 August in Budapest and at the end of the year between 28 and 29 November in Abu Dhabi. In Bahrain, official testing will be carried out for the first time since 2014, as this term replaces the term used in Barcelona for many years. Testing at the Budapest racetrack is also a novelty. They will take place immediately after the race on July 30th. Thus, looking at the previous years, the official summer training in Silverstone has been erased, and only the final official testing also joins the last race of the season. The purpose of the last official training is for the teams to be able to test
Learn more about cookies and privacy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may be necessary for the website to function and is used to collect personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.