Date: 5th February 2017 at 10:39am
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With all of the new regulation changes in regards to aerodynamics and tyres for the 2017 Formula One World Championship, in-season tests will be key to teams hoping to either gain an advantage or catch-up over their rivals.

Both tests will last two days, with the sessions in Sakhir in April and at the Hungaroring in August.

In previous years Barcelona and Silverstone had hosted the test sessions.

The FIA have however added one caveat and that is that every team on the Formula One grid must hand over two of the four days of testing to drivers who have competed in two or less Grand Prix in their career.

The wording appears to imply that both days in Bahrain for example could be used by the teams regular drivers, but both days in Hungary would then have to be passed to drivers with less experience.

Or both test sessions could be split with one day in Bahrain and one day in Hungary used by regular drivers.

There is also likely to be a test session following the 2017 Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi to test Pirelli’s tyres for the 2018 season.