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Ferrari gets first dedicated weather test with Pirelli

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Pirelli's first dedicated wet weather test will take place over two days at Fiorano on February 9, with Ferrari supplying a 2015-modified mule car.

The Italian tyre manufacturer is working hard to improve its wet weather rubber following criticism by drivers at the last year's Brazilian GP, and also because of the possibility of standing starts taking place on a wet track in 2017 when a race begins under the Safety Car.

Pirelli has been in discussions with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull to supply mule cars for its scheduled tests which are part of an allotment of 25 days of tyre testing awarded to the manufacturer this season.

While the Scuderia will be the first to put the rain rubber through its paces, its rivals will also have an opportunity to join in on Pirelli's tyre development sometime in the near future.

"We're going to have standing [re]starts, so the tyres are going to be cold," Pirelli'(s Paul Hembery said at last month's Autosport International show.

"Like we do in GP2, where you don't have blankets, we have to try and get a product which warms up a lot quicker."

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