The last Abu Dhabi test, those 97 laps by Fernando Alonso with this year’s Aston Martin and the tires for next year, may not be the last of the Spaniard with the AMR22.
His team is studying to give him more kilometers before the debut of the new car, which will be released at the end of February in the official tests in Bahrain prior to the first race of the year, something that the Spaniard already did with Renault on his return to F1, recover kilometers in any possible car.
Thus, Pirelli has increased its pre-season test calendar as it wants to fine-tune the compounds for next year, even after the sessions it has already carried out in free practice 2 in Mexico and Austin.
On December 3 and 4 it is Alfa Romeo’s turn at Paul Ricard, on December 6 and 7 Ferrari at Fiorano and on December 14 and 15 AlphaTauri and Portimao, the first two with rain tires and the last with dry ones. December 15 is the FIA deadline to use the cars this year. And from February 1 until the official tests with the new cars.
To these tests, the FIA sending a technician to verify that the parts used in the car have been used in one of the 2022 races and therefore are not used to develop the 2023 car.
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