Pirelli eyes old BMW F1 car for tyre tests

A few-year-old BMW formula one car could be used for initial Pirelli tyre testing.

While admitting using Toyota's unraced TF110 car is one possibility, the Italian brand has revealed that the first track tests for 2011 will be done with a current GP2 car.

With Pirelli replacing F1's long-time supplier Bridgestone next year, it has also emerged that teams will try development 2011 tyres at an end-of-season test after November's Abu Dhabi season finale.