F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi

  • Track Length 5.554 km
  • Lap Record 1:40.279
  • Laps 55

Last Race

2013

  • 03/11/2013
  • 1st: Vettel

Most wins

2

  • Sebastian Vettel

Official Site

Etihad Abu Dhabi Grand Prix website

Etihad Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Links

Pirelli reveal dates for 2014 in-season tests and team-by-team tyre test schedule

Each team has to give one day of testing over to Pirelli work

By James Galloway.   Last Updated: 07/03/14 6:48pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Pirelli have confirmed the tyre test schedule F1's 11 teams in 2014, and in turn the dates for the return of in-season testing.

Aside from a single pre-European season session at Mugello two years ago, full track testing during the season had been banned in Formula 1 since 2009, but in a shake-up of the regulations for this year four additional two-day tests are being organised.

They will take place at a quartet of grand prix circuits on the Tuesday and Wednesday after their respective races with Pirelli confirming that Bahrain, Barcelona, Silverstone and Abu Dhabi have been selected to stage the events.

An additional requirement inserted into the regulations at the request of Pirelli is that each team have to devote one day of their eight days of running exclusively to testing Pirelli's tyres. The change has been made to avoid the pitfalls of 2013 when Pirelli experienced early-season problems with their tyres which culminated in the tyre explosions of the British GP.

After reaching agreement on the schedule with the teams at the recent Bahrain test, the Italian manufacturer has now confirmed the team-by-team schedule, with Caterham to test the latest developments first on Day One at the April 8-9 Bahrain test and Mercedes and Williams on Day Two.

At the fourth test of these tests in Abu Dhabi, on November 25-26, Pirelli will supply all teams with prototype tyres for 2015 to try.

2014 in-season testing dates and Pirelli tyre schedule

April 8-9: Bahrain test
Day One - Caterham.
Day Two - Mercedes and Williams.

May 13-14: Barcelona test
Day One - Sauber and Toro Rosso.
Day Two - McLaren and Force India.

July 8-9: Silverstone test
Day One - Ferrari and Lotus.
Day Two - Red Bull and Marussia.

November 25-26: Abu Dhabi test
All teams to test prototype 2015 tyres.

  • Share:

Related

F1 in 2014

Marco Mattiacci in conversation with Fernando Alonso

Mattiacci sets three-year plan

Team boss Marco Mattiacci has set the goal of returning Ferrari to world title-winning ways within three years.

Lewis Hamilton: With it all to do again in the title chase

Hamilton rules out revenge

Lewis Hamilton "doesn't know" how he will get back on terms with Rosberg but won't "take anything into my own hands".

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton on the Hungarian GP podium

Rivals: Ricciardo here to stay

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have heaped praise on Daniel Ricciardo and tipped him to stay at the front of the F1.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Get Sky Sports F1!

Get Sky Sports F1!

The award-winning Sky Sports F1 channel will broadcast all of the nineteen races in 2014 live!

Talking change

Talking change

From double points to permanent driver numbers, weighing up the pros and cons of F1's rule changes.

Double points finale

Double points finale

FIA reveal plans for season finale to count double, permanent driver numbers and a budget cap.