A final December test with the 2013 cars is in the works as Pirelli look to gain vital data on its 2014 tyres.
The Italian tyre supplier had hoped to gain some data in the Friday Practice sessions at Interlagos last week only for rain to wash out those plans, however the company led by head of Motorsport Paul Hembery have been calling for a test next month for several weeks.
Initially McLaren had offered to send a team out to Bahrain for a test at it’s own expense claiming it would give it’s 2014 rookie Kevin Magnussen some vital running time, however the test was shot down by several teams who claimed it would give the Woking team an unfair advantage.
“It would be unfortunate,” said Mercedes’ Ross Brawn, “if one team had the benefit of running a tyre to the exclusion of all the others.”
Amid concerns of another year where Pirelli were unable to provide tyres that were 100% safe and suitable for the stresses of the cars, a meeting was quickly arranged post Brazil between team bosses, Bernie Ecclestone and Paul Hembery.
Now it is possible a full tyre test could take place with all the teams allowed to send a car to a venue yet to be confirmed, however the initial plan would need the go-ahead from FIA President Jean Todt.
“The decision must be made by Wednesday, for logistical reasons,” explained Auto Sport und Motor correspondent Michael Schmidt, who broke the story.
“The condition is that Pirelli will pay for the test and theoretically every team can send a car.
“But it requires the consent of all the teams, and the FIA.”
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