No blanket-free F1 tyres from subsequent yr
FIA have revealed that the F1 tyre blanket ban might be delayed till a minimum of 2025 after the Components 1 Fee determined in opposition to the introduction of slick tyres that don’t want preheating.
The third assembly of the Components 1 Fee in 2023 passed off at the moment, 28 July, on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps forward of the FIA Components 1 Belgian Grand Prix. Among the many key subjects for dialogue have been the elimination of tyre blankets for dry tyres from 2024 and Energy Unit efficiency convergence. The assembly was chaired by FIA Single-Seater Director Nikolas Tombazis and Components 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
The game hoped to ban tyre blankets for the 2024 F1 season because it seemed to make the game extra sustainable from an environmental viewpoint. F1’s sole tyre producer Pirelli has been engaged on a brand new specification of slick tyres that don’t require 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 needed 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 exams having taken place on a variety of tracks together with Bahrain, Barcelona and Silverstone.
Following a gathering of the F1 Fee, it has been determined that the blanket-free tyres is not going to be launched subsequent yr with the game set to make additional experiments and evaluations with the brand new era of tyres within the close to future.
“In keeping with the longer term environmental and value saving goals of the game, an choice to take away using tyre blankets has been into account, and the 2023 Pirelli tyre testing marketing campaign has targeted virtually fully on this goal, with expanded check days devoted no-blankets testing.
“Pirelli reported on the result of this check marketing campaign to the F1 Fee. The outcomes of the testing undertaken up to now present that the change might be carried out to the requested goal specs for 2024, nonetheless it has been determined to postpone the introduction of a tyre blanket ban for dry tyres in 2024 and to proceed this dialogue and additional testing into 2025.
“Additional evaluation will proceed for different potential future adjustments to the rules that may enhance the environmental sustainability of the game.”