Leclerc and Ferrari test 18-inch wheels at Jerez

Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc kicked off 2020 Formula 1 track action by conducting an 18-inch wheel and Pirelli tire test at Jerez on Saturday in a modified 2019 Ferrari.

It was the first of 25 days of dedicated running for next year's tires.

After fog delayed the start to the day, two-time grand prix winner Leclerc completed 130 laps and expressed his joy of getting back in the car.

Pirelli's 18-inch wheel/tire testing schedule

Date Venue Team
February 8 Jerez Ferrari
March 5 Fiorano Ferrari (wets)
March 24 Sakhir Renault
March 25 Sakhir Mercedes
May 12 Barcelona Red Bull, Alfa Romeo, Renault
May 13 Barcelona Red Bull, Alfa Romeo
May 26 Paul Ricard Red Bull (wets)
May 27 Paul Ricard Red Bull (wets)
July 7 Red Bull Ring AlphaTauri
July 8 Red Bull Ring AlphaTauri
July 21 Silverstone Racing Point, Williams, McLaren
July 22 Silverstone Racing Point, Williams
September 8 Paul Ricard McLaren
September 9 Paul Ricard Mercedes, Ferrari
September 10 Paul Ricard Mercedes (wets)
September 11 Paul Ricard Mercedes (wets)
October 13 Suzuka Haas
October 14 Suzuka Haas