Pirelli tabled a request several months ago for a 1 day tyre test following the Abu Dhabi GP. This was to be dedicated to trying out various prototypes, which would eventually morph into the new ‘ultra-soft’ tyre they plan to use in 2016.
The team’s responded by offering FP1 as the time to test the new tyre compound.
However, Pirelli have repeatedly made it clear that during FP1 they do not get a proper amount of time to test the various prototypes and that the teams also have other priorities during those sessions.
Adding a test day following Abu Dhabi would require unanimous agreement amongst all of the teams.
This is not going to happen as some teams claim they have booked return flights already for critical crew members also citing cost as prohibitive.
The F1 chaos rolls on.