Sebastian Vettel was back at Fiorano testing the 2017 Pirelli F1 tire. Seb clocked 120 laps around Ferrari’s test track sampling all the rubber compounds and treads available for next season.
The FIA has introduced a host of regulation changes for next year. These also include 25 percent wider tires at both ends. A larger contact patch means the 2017 cars will have more grip in the corners. We could hence expect high cornering speeds and some intense racing action.
Following Vettel’s run in the modified Ferrari SF-15T, Esteban Gutierrez will be taking over on day 2 of testing. The F1 circus heads into the mid-summer break following the German GP. Ferrari finished 5th and 6th behind the two Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.
Sebastian Vettel tests 2017 Pirelli F1 tires at Fiorano:
Source: Formula 1