Aston Martin and McLaren to check Pirelli’s 2024 tyres at Spa

Aston Martin and McLaren to check Pirelli’s 2024 tyres at Spa

Pirelli will proceed the work on their 2024 tyres following the Belgian Grand Prix with Aston Martin and McLaren set to participate within the in-season tyre analysis.

Pirelli has been engaged on a really completely different specification of slick tyres that doesn’t require a blanket for preheating. The Milan-based producer has already launched a blanket-free moist tyre in Monaco that has been used on a number of events since Could as latest race weekends have been affected by rain.

The Italian producer additionally wished to debut an intermediate tyre that doesn’t require blanket, however groups have rejected to make use of that within the present season, albeit it’s anticipated to make its debut subsequent yr.

The blanket-free slick tyres have been developed for a number of months with in-season assessments having taken place on a variety of tracks together with Bahrain, Barcelona and Silverstone.

The F1 Fee that consists of FOM, FIA and groups will focus on the matter this Friday with a view to resolve about whether or not the blanket-free tyres are launched subsequent yr or their debut is postponed till 2025.

Even when the choice is to postpone the introduction of the brand-new tyres, Pirelli stays dedicated to finish the deliberate take a look at with the blanket-free tyres with the subsequent occasion set to happen at Spa after this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Pirelli will work with McLaren and Aston Martin on the 7.004km Spa observe with the two-day programme set to happen on August 1-2.

Stoffel Vandoorne, who drove two full seasons for McLaren in 2017 and 2018 earlier than switching to Formulation E, will get behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s 2023 F1 automotive, sharing driving duties with staff common Lance Stroll.

The previous Formulation E champion, who serves as take a look at and reserve driver for McLaren and Aston Martin, will full his first on-track outing in a present F1 automotive since he drove for Mercedes within the Abu Dhabi take a look at in December 2020.

McLaren will break up their two-day on-track motion between their race drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri.

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