2017 testing dates Both 4 day tests will be held at Circuit de Barcelona, Catalunya. The first test is scheduled from February 27 to March 2, with the second taking place on March 7-10. PROVISIONAL 2017 CALENDAR March 26: Melbourne, Australia April 9: Shanghai, China April 16: Bahrain, Bahrain April 30: Sochi, Russia May 14: Barcelona, Spain May 28: Monte Carlo, Monaco June 11: Montreal Canada * June 18: Baku, Azerbaijan July 2: Spielberg, Austria July 9: Silverstone, United Kingdom July 23: Budapest, Hungary July 30: Hockenheim, Germany * August 27: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium September 3: Monza, Italy September 17: Sepang, Malaysia October 1: Singapore, Singapore October 8: Suzuka, Japan October 22: Austin, USA November 5: Mexico City, Mexico November 12: Sao Paolo, Brazil * November 26: Abu Dhabi, UAE * Subject to confirmation Team and driver line-up Mercedes Nico Rosberg (Confirmed) Lewis Hamilton (Confirmed) Ferrari Sebastian Vettel (Confirmed) Kimi Raikkonen (Confirmed) Red Bull TAG-Heuer/Renault Daniel Ricciardo (Confirmed) Max Verstappen (Confirmed) Williams-Mercedes Valtteri Bottas (Confirmed) Lance Stroll (Confirmed) McLaren-Honda Fernando Alonso (Confirmed) Stoffel Vandoorne (Confirmed) Force India-Mercedes Sergio Perez (Confirmed) Esteban Ocon (Confirmed) Toro Rosso-Renault Carlos Sainz (Confirmed) Daniil Kvyat (Confirmed) Renault Nico Hulkenberg (Confirmed) Jolyon Palmer (Confirmed) Haas-Ferrari Romain Grosjean (Confirmed) Kevin Magnussen (Confirmed) Sauber-Ferrari Marcus Ericsson (Confirmed) TBA Possible Candidates – Felipe Nasr, Antonio Giovinazzi, Pascal Wehrlein, Esteban Gutierrez Manor-Mercedes TBA TBA Possible candidates: Pascal Wehrlein, Rio Haryanto, Esteban Gutierrez, Felipe Nasr Read more at Who is going where? 2017 F1 driver line-up so far | F1 Feature New rules Side-by-side: How the 2017 rules will change F1 cars - F1 Fanatic 2017 new technical regulations An increase of the width of the front wing to 1,800 mm (70.9 in). Lowering the rear wing by 150 mm (5.9 in) and moving its position back by 200 mm (7.9 in). The leading edge of the barge boards being brought forward to allow teams more freedom in controlling airflow. An increase of the width of the front and rear tyres to allow cars to generate more mechanical grip. The minimum weight of the car including the driver being raised by 20 kg to 722 kg, with teams allowed to use 105 kg of fuel to account for the increase in minimum weight. The token system used to regulate power unit development, where the power unit was divided into individual areas, and each area assigned a points value with development of these areas deducting points from a manufacturer's overall points quota—will be abandoned. Restrictions are to be placed on the dimensions, weight and the materials used to build each individual component of the power unit. Teams are restricted to four power units per season regardless of the number of Grands Prix in the season. Previous seasons had included a provision for a fifth power unit if the number of Grands Prix in a season exceeded twenty; from 2017, this provision is to be abandoned. The cost of a power unit supply is reduced by €1 million in 2017 ahead of a further reduction in 2018. Cameras will no longer be permitted to be mounted on stalks, located on the nose of the car. 2017 new sporting regulations From 2017, teams will only be able to use one new component over their quota per race, with any additional components incurring further penalties. This change prevents teams from "stockpiling" spare power unit components. Power unit suppliers will have an obligation to supply, mandating that they supply power units to any team, should a team end up without an agreement. In the event that a race is declared wet and must start behind the safety car, the grid will follow normal starting procedures once conditions are declared satisfactory for racing. Drivers will line up on the grid for a standing start once the safety car pulls into pit lane, although any laps completed behind the safety car will count towards the total race distance.