Ferrari to run 2016 car day before start of official testing in Barcelona

F1i 16:03 08/02/2016
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Testing is underway ahead of the new Formula One season.

Last year’s constructors’ championship runners-up will complete a filming day with its new car on Sunday February 21. The track time will also act as a shakedown for the 2016 car ahead of just eight days of pre-season testing this year.

In 2015 Ferrari opted to carry out its first filming day between the second and third tests at the same circuit, but the limited track time before the first race has led it to run before testing officially starts.

Teams are allowed two filming days – known as promotional events – with a current car per year, with the total mileage on each day not allowed to exceed 100km.

The filming day must be “purely for marketing or promotional purposes” while running takes place on special Pirelli tyres designed to prevent teams from carrying out performance runs.

Mercedes is also expected to complete a shakedown of its 2016 car ahead of the first test, with previous filming days taking place at Silverstone.

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