* the Fia has established the 2013 season winter testing schedule :
-Jerez (Spain) 5 to 8 February 2013
- Barcelona (Spain) from 19 to 22 February and from 28 February to 3 March 2013.
* Pirelli has provided the list of tires that will be allocated to the drivers for the 3 next races:
-Grand Prix of SPA - Francorchamps: hard and Medium:
-Grand Prix of Monza: hard and Medium
-GP of Singapore: Super- softs and softs
* all the teams are on vacation ! They must take a break of 2 weeks but all teams are not on holiday at the same time so here are the dates:
-McLaren is on vacation since the end of the Hungary Gp and is therefore the first team which has gone on vacation.
-Ferrari, Mercedes, Lotus, Force India, Sauber, Williams, Caterham, HRT and Marussia: from Sunday 5 August to Monday August 20.
-Toro Rosso from 4 August to Sunday August 19
- Red Bull from 3 August to Friday August 17