Connect with us

2014 F1

De la Rosa and Bianchi to drive Ferrari at Pirelli Bahrain tyre test

Published

on

dcd1213se232Ferrari has announced that test driver Pedro de la Rosa and Marussia F1 team race driver Jules Bianchi to share driving duties for Ferrari in Bahrain tyre test.

The Italian out-fit are one of six teams who have opted to attend the three-day test at Sakhir, which runs from December 17-19 and will feature 2013-spec cars driving to a schedule dictated by Pirelli.

The F1 Commission gave the Italian manufacturer the go-ahead to conduct the extra session on safety grounds so that they can test their 2014 tyres.

The trial run has technically been organised by Pirelli to get some hot-weather running with their development rubber for next season, Ferrari say de la Rosa’s time in the car will also be “important in terms of defining the continuation of the simulator development work began by the Spaniard in 2013”.

Bianchi last drove a Ferrari in the 2012 Young Driver Test at Magny-Cours and the Italian team promoting the highly-rated French youngster (a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy), the team have made clear that his running in Bahrain “will be an opportunity to demonstrate the progress he has made this year in Formula 1”.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F111 hours ago

Qualifying Analysis: 2018 F1 German Grand Prix

37SharesSebastian Vettel smashed the track record, to claim his maiden pole at the Hockenheim circuit, which is a half an...

2018 F112 hours ago

Ferrari can get first place tomorrow – Vettel

Ferrari qualified in pole position for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, courtesy of Sebastian Vettel. His team-mate Kimi Raikkonen will start...

2018 F112 hours ago

McLaren bring bigger upgrades to next few races – Alonso

Heavy rain throughout the morning meant neither driver posted a time in the final practice session at Hockenheim. Both drivers...

2018 F114 hours ago

Hamilton reveals Hockenheimring bump didn’t cause car failure

Troubled Lewis Hamilton forced out in the first qualifying session when his car broke down with a heat soak damage....

2018 F115 hours ago

Hamilton Out of German GP Qualifying

1ShareChampionship contender Lewis Hamilton disappointed again with another dark shadows roll over his championship hopes at the German GP after...

2018 F118 hours ago

Hamilton agrees £80m deal with Mercedes until 2020 F1

3Shares  Four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton agreed a new contract with Mercedes this week, promising his future to the...

2018 F118 hours ago

Practice 3 Results: German Grand Prix

159Shares2018 German Grand Prix Practice 3 Results (FP3): Third free practice results and Timings (FP3) for the eleventh round of...

2018 F120 hours ago

Leclerc ready to jump at Ferrari race seat for 2019 F1

1ShareCharles Leclerc says he will not turn down the opportunity to drive for Ferrari in 2019. Some believe the Monaco-born...

2018 F122 hours ago

Lance Stroll not denying Force India move for 2019 F1

1ShareLance Stroll is being linked with a move to Force India. The Canadian has sounded frustrated with Williams’ situation recently,...

2018 F122 hours ago

Red Bull’s title chances dwindling – Verstappen

1ShareMax Verstappen admits Red Bull has taken a step backwards in its outside bid for the 2018 title. And he...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media