Sep.8 (GMM) Red Bull will conduct a two-day, 1000 kilometre tyre test with Pirelli mid next week in Barcelona.
The news revives memories of this year's Mercedes 'test-gate' scandal, but Auto Motor und Sport reports that the world champion team will be using a 2011 car, not the title-leading RB9.
Their task, confirmed by Pirelli motor sport boss Paul Hembery, will be to test 2014-specification tyres.
But not everyone is happy.
"It's a huge advantage for them," said Force India sporting director Otmar Szafnauer. "We were not offered a test like this."
It is believed however that a condition of Pirelli's tyre testing with individual teams is that all of the other teams also have to be offered a similar opportunity.
Hembery denied Szafnauer's claim.
"We asked everyone. We have another team that is interested but no date as yet," he insisted.