Mercedes concludes Paul Ricard wet test


Two days of Pirelli wet weather 2017-size tyre testing have concluded at Paul Ricard, with Pascal Wehrlein at the wheel of a Mercedes mule car modified to simulate next year's downforce levels on both days.

As was the case yesterday, the test concentrated exclusively on the wet weather tyres in 2017 sizes, with the German adding another 135 laps to the 135 he completed yesterday.

The next test will feature Mercedes once again, and will see the German team run the latest generation Pirelli slick tyres from 12-13 October at the Montmelo circuit, Barcelona.

From 14-16 October Red Bull will resume its testing programme of the new 2017 sizes.

The Austrian outfit is the third team to have taken on the task of testing Pirelli's 2017 tyres and will be back in action at a dedicated slick tyre test in Abu Dhabi.

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Published: 22/09/2016
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