Red Bull has been asked to stay put in Austria after the upcoming Grand Prix as they along with three other teams are set to help Pirelli with tire testing for the 2023 F1 season.
Red Bull will be testing the tires alongside teams like McLaren, Alpine, and, the Williams Formula One team.
Pirelli ahead of the 2022 season introduced new 18-inch tires for the teams to use during race weekends and now they have a window of 25 days to improve them for the 2023 season of the sport.
The new tires were introduced by Pirelli keeping in mind the new generation cars that have come into the sport and in their attempt to keep improving their tires, they are going to have teams like Red Bull, McLaren, Alpine, and, Williams taking part in their testing program that is slated to take place in the days after the Austrian Grand Prix.
Red Bull is going to take part in the Pirelli tests for the first time this season and that too in their own backyard.
Red Bull’s schedule after the Austrian Grand Prix
Red Bull has a busy schedule after the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix as they are going to be on track testing the Pirelli tires from Friday onwards and are going to share testing days with the Alpine Formula One team.
McLaren and Williams on the other hand will be seen in action on Wednesday and Thursday after Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Moreover, it has been pre-decided, that the data that would be collected during the programs will be shared among the 4 participating teams so that no one would be able to gain an advantage over the other.
One thing that has changed for the upcoming tests is the fact that FIA has introduced a rule change according to which neither of the teams will be allowed to test new parts on their cars during testing.
Earlier in the season, Ferraria and Mercedes were found trying out new parts on their cars during testing but from Austria onward, the rule has been altered and no one would be allowed to test out new parts. The new rule applies for the whole of the 2022 season.