TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 26: Mario Balotelli of AC Milan celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the TIM Cup match between US Alessandria and AC Milan at Olimpico Stadium on January 26, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

While MotoGP is gearing up for its first pre-2017 season test next week, Formula One fans have another month to wait before the new cars roll out.

The first official test of the season will take place at Spain's Barcelona Circuit on the 27th of February and it has now been confirmed that this session will include a wet tyre testing day.

While the FIA did grant sole tyre supplier, Pirelli, with a two day wet weather test running a mule car, the Italian company insists that teams get a taste of the new wet weather rubber ahead of the season opening Australian Grand Prix in March.