Daniil Kvyat completes wet F1 tyre test for Ferrari
Daniil Kvyat returned to contemporary Formula 1 machinery on Friday as he concluded running during the two-day private tyre test at Fiorano.
Kvyat completed 118 laps on Pirelli's Full Wet tyres in the SF71-H, with the circuit artificially watered to allow for wet conditions.
It followed on from reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi’s 124 laps on Intermediate tyres on Thursday.
The two-day outing marked the first of Pirelli’s in-season tyre tests, which are set to take place at regular intervals across the remainder of 2018.
Under current regulations, Pirelli is permitted up to 25 days of running per season in order to develop its tyres for future campaigns.
The running is split between all 10 current teams, who supply current-year cars, with action taking place at various venues across the year. Teams are not permitted to run any upgrades, whilst data from the test is shared between all squads.
It marked Kvyat’s first appearance in Ferrari’s contemporary Formula 1 car, having joined the team as a development driver at the start of 2018.
Kvyat’s started 72 races for Red Bull and Toro Rosso between 2014 and 2017, taking two podium finishes, but was axed following last year’s United States Grand Prix.
Pirelli's 2018 tyre testing schedule:
|Paul Ricard||May 30-31||Wet||Mercedes|
|Vallelunga||June 14-15||Slick||Toro Rosso|
|Silverstone||July 10-11||Slick||Red Bull/Williams|
|Paul Ricard||September 6-5||Wet||McLaren|
|Paul Ricard||September 20-21||Slick||Mercedes/Ferrari|
NB: The provisional post-China test involving Force India has been postponed and yet to be re-arranged.