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F1: Paul Ricard circuit stages tyre tests

2016-01-26 09:01

TESTING IN FRANCE: Daniel Ricciardo tests wet F1 tyres at the Paul Ricard racetrack in Le Castellet. Image: AFP

Paris, France - Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took part in tyre tests at the Paul Ricard circuit on Monday as Formula 1 drivers returned to the former home of the French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008.

In wet conditions Raikkonen was joined by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren test driver Stoffel Vandoorne.

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Raikkonen's team mate Sebastian Vettel is due to take the wheel on Tuesday with Daniil Kyvat taking charge of the Red Bull.

The Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet near Marseille staged the French Grand Prix from 1971 to 1990.

Two full pre-season testing sessions take place in Barcelona on Feb 22-25 and March 1-4 ahead of the opening race in Melbourne on March 20.

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