Oct 19, 2021

Pirelli Concludes Testing of New 18in low-profile F1 Tire

Testing has been completed on Pirelli’s new 18in Formula 1 tire, which will replace the 13in tire for next year’s season. The program was concluded with a wet tire test in France at Paul Ricard, performed by Daniil Kvyat who is a reserve driver for Alpine.

The move to low-profile tires represents a step-change in motorsport technologically. It required an intensive research and development regime to create the tire from a blank sheet of paper. Every element of the tire has been re-thought, from the profile to the structure to the compounds. …

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