Date: 12th January 2016 at 12:04pm
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Formula One tyre manufacturer Pirelli will be hosting a wet tyre test at the Paul Ricard circuit towards the end of January.

The test will be held over January 25th and 26th and will only involve McLaren, Red Bull and Ferrari.

The FIA will monitor the event to make sure that the three teams involved will not gain an advantage from the additional running, whilst the likes of Mercedes are left twiddling their thumbs.

The testing will be entirely defined by Pirelli and agreed with FIA, whilst FIA observers will be present in the garages.

The cars will also have to be 2015 Formula One specification and there will be no test parts or car set-up allowed.

The teams and drivers, as with all Pirelli tyre tests, will not be informed of the compound they are using, or whether it is a prototype or currently used tyre.

In a statement published by Motorsport Magazine, Pirelli said: ‘Comprehensive shared end-of-test reports which contain the information requested by the teams will be anonymised.

‘The reports would be sent to all the teams, not just the team that is testing. This will also include lap times and sector times.’