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Ferrari and Mercedes among teams to take part in extra off-season tests

Ferrari and Mercedes will be two of the five teams looking to complete tyre testing for Pirelli over the winter break, while Red Bull will not participate.

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Pirelli is completing extensive tests in the run up to the 2023 Formula 1 season, with the help of seven of the 10 teams on the grid.

The Italian tyre-maker previously completed milage with all the teams at the Abu Dhabi post-season test with all the dry-weather tyres, including a new 'C1' compound set to be introduced in 2023.

Last weekend Alfa Romeo completed laps at Paul Ricard testing both the Intermediate and 'full' Wet tyres, while Ferrari is completing wet tyre tests on Tuesday and Wednesday at Maranello, with Carlos Sainz taking the wheel today.

AlphaTauri will complete a test later this month at Portimao, testing the dry weather compound tyres.

Further tests planned in winter break

Three more tests will be held between February 7th and 8th in Jerez, with Mercedes set to do some dry tyre running at Paul Ricard for two days along with Aston Martin.

This will be followed by AlphaTauri, who will be testing rain and Intermediates tyres for Pirelli before the start of pre-season testing.

Niether Red Bull, McLaren, Alpine, Haas, or Williams will take part in the test days, with Pirelli engineer Simone Berra confirming they had been contacted by the supplier but received no response.

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