Pirelli to announce F1 test driver and car soon - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
CH4S Artist
Teutone's Avatar
Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Posts: 33,439
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 937 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Pirelli to announce F1 test driver and car soon

Formula 1 complete - all access F1 | Formula 1 complete - all access F1

Pirelli to announce F1 test driver and car soon

Jul.29 (GMM) Pirelli will soon name its formula one test driver.

Reports have linked Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld with the role of helping the Italian marque to prepare for the 2011 season.

It is believed Pirelli will conduct six tests before all the teams try the tyres for the first time in Abu Dhabi in mid November.

A spokesman for Pirelli's F1 programme said this pre-Abu Dhabi testing, reportedly with a 2009 Toyota car, will not begin until "about September".

"At the moment, we have produced the first scale models of the tyres, at 50 per cent size, for the purposes of wind tunnel testing," he said.

"The four compounds are currently being worked upon, with the prototypes scheduled to come out next month.

"There was a test that took place at Paul Ricard in France recently, but that was for GP2 tyres. There, we completed more than 120 laps with no problems."

As for a driver for the F1 tests, the spokesman said an announcement can be expected "either next week or the week after".

He said "two permanent test drivers" will be appointed, "one for F1 and one for GP2".

"Details of the F1 car we will be testing with" will also be provided, the Pirelli spokesman added.
Teutone is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Mercedes-Benz Motorsports & Racing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Renault announce change to driver line-up Teutone Mercedes-Benz Motorsports & Racing 3 08-26-2009 05:18 AM
    Jan Car & Driver ML63 Test numbers... tfire W164 M-Class 1 12-10-2006 02:52 PM
    M6 Test - Car & Driver - Gong Show #'s... MNM5ETR W211 E55 AMG, E63 AMG 0 06-01-2006 08:55 PM
    Car and Driver test SLK55 AMG BLUESLK350 R171 SLK-Class 10 05-07-2005 05:09 AM
    Big Car & Driver SLK32 Road Test... amginfo R170 SLK-Class 37 06-27-2001 05:39 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome