Slicks to be tested again in April

When official F1 testing resumes mid-season in April, the teams will once again be testing out slick tyres.

In December, many of the teams tested some slick tyres in Jerez. Bridgestone has confirmed that they will be providing ‘experimental slick tyres to F1 teams in April in anticipation of an expected tyre rule change for the 2009 season.

“Of course we are looking to a possible change for next season and that is why we will be evaluating our latest slick development tyre when we next test in April,” Bridgestone s Tetsuro Kobayashi explained. “We have modified the super soft compound, but this will not be seen in use until later in the year. The other compounds the hard, medium and soft are the same as last year.”