Phillip Horton  |    |   0  |  20 April 2018

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:

Circuit Date Slick/Wet Team(s)
Fiorano April 19-20 Wet Ferrari
Barcelona May 15-16 Slick McLaren/Haas
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
Suzuka October 9-10 Slick Renault
Mexico October 30 Slick Sauber

NB: The provisional post-China test involving Force India has been postponed and yet to be re-arranged.

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