Formula 1’s tyre supplier Pirelli has been granted two days of testing after this season’s finale Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Many drivers have criticised the quality of tyres during the season and there were rumours of a plan for a boycott at the Italian Grand Prix.
“We have been advised that there should a couple of days in Abu Dhabi after the season to look at the new supersoft [tyre]. And two days at Paul Ricard in January for wet testing,” Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director, told reporters.
“That’s the current situation and only at Strategy Group level, that has to be ratified very quickly of course to enable that to happen.”
Pirelli will also spend two days in January, tyre testing their wet compounds at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France.
Formula 1 Strategy Group also agrees cheaper 2016 F1 engine cost cutting and banned windtunnel testing.