Maranello, 11 December –Pedro de la Rosa and Jules Bianchi will take to the track in Bahrain at the wheel of a Ferrari for the Pirelli organised test from 17 to 19 December. Apart from Scuderia Ferrari, five other Formula 1 teams will take part. While the data management and the daily schedule will be defined by Pirelli, De La Rosa’s work at the wheel of the F138 over the first two days will be important in terms of defining the continuation of the simulator development work began by the Spaniard in 2013. As for Bianchi, he drives on the final day and with a nod to the activity surrounding young driver development undertaken by the Ferrari Driver Academy, it will be an opportunity to demonstrate the progress he has made this year in Formula 1.
The test has been added to the calendar after a long consultation between the teams, following a request from the tyre supplier to test next year’s tyres using the 2013 cars. The test has been approved by the FIA, which has therefore applied a waver to the current regulations.