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Teams set for wet weather test in Barcelona

The final day of the first winter test of 2017 will see Formula One teams test the new wet weather tyres from Pirelli.

The Barcelona track has not seen over night rain to create this scenario, instead the Catalunya track has been watered overnight.

There are no Bernie Ecclestone inspired sprinkers, simply some big hoses to ensure that the track is well covered to simulate a day of extreme wet weather, whilst slowly drying out.

This should hopefully see drivers test both the extreme wet weather tyres and the intermediate wet weather tyres.

Teams could also potentially send drivers out on slicks on a damp track to see how the new compound deals with that scenario.

'We will wet the circuit initially overnight, to keep it damp, and again in the morning.

'There is no sprinkler system, so we are using eight water tanks together with the circuit.
Pirelli racing manager director Mario Isola told formula1.com.

'We want to go through all the conditions, from extreme wet to intermediate to dry in the afternoon. This is useful to the teams to assess the crossover [between tyres] – it's important for them to define that crossover. The tyres are different [in 2017], so the numbers are not the same, and we believe it is important to give them this opportunity to assess this.'








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