Pirelli completes essential last tyre check at Silverstone
Simply days after the British Grand Prix, System One’s sole tyre producer Pirelli concluded an important last tyre check that passed off on the identical venue at Silverstone.
The breaking information from the checks revolved round eight-time F1 race winner Daniel Ricciardo, who will make a shock return to System One, changing Nyck de Vries from the Hungarian Grand Prix. The previous System E and System 2 champion was ousted from the Italian workforce after simply ten races into his debut season as a full-time F1 driver.
Nevertheless, the tyre check was not solely vital for Pink Bull to evaluate Ricciardo’s present type, however it was essential for Pirelli in addition to it held an important last check session with its 2024 tyres. The Milan-based tyre producer was labored with Haas, Pink Bull and Williams for 2 days, evaluating their 2024 F1 tyres that don’t require heating blankets.
Pink Bull labored with Daniel Ricciardo on each days whereas Haas nominated Kevin Magnussen for the primary and check driver Pietro Fittipaldi for the second day of operating. At Williams, it was Alexander Albon to get behind the wheel of the FW45 on the opening day whereas the second day was the flip of Logan Sargeant.
In complete, over 3000kms had been clocked with the 2024 tyre at Silverstone with Day 1 operating on partly moist floor and Day 2 operating in considerably higher climate situations.
A stable afternoon of laps for Ok-Magazine yesterday within the opening day of the @pirellisport tire check. Right here’s what he needed to say ⤵️#HaasF1 pic.twitter.com/A7FFcJxasY
— MoneyGram Haas F1 Group (@HaasF1Team) July 12, 2023
Following the check, Pirelli’s Head of Motorsport, Mario Isola commented: “They had been two days of very intense testing and I wish to thank the groups and drivers concerned for his or her assist.
“The variable climate, particularly on the primary day, made the job harder than we anticipated, because the asphalt situations weren’t as constant as we might have appreciated, however we tried to take advantage of the time obtainable — for instance, to check the habits of the brand new intermediate tires.”
The Italian acknowledged that Pirelli’s engineers might be now analysing the info they collected throughout this 12 months’s check periods earlier than the F1 Fee makes its last determination on whether or not the brand new tyres make their manner into the game.
“Now comes an important a part of the work: the evaluation of the info on the unpreheated compounds, which might be in contrast with the info collected in earlier checks.
“It’s on the premise of this knowledge that the F1 Fee – which incorporates the FIA, F1 and the ten groups concerned within the championship – must resolve on July 31 whether or not to introduce slick tires with out preheating beginning in 2024, inserting them on the identical stage because the rain tires, which have not required tire heaters because the Monaco GP, and the intermediate tires, which can debut on the first Grand Prix subsequent season,” Isola concluded.
Over 3000 kilometers of 2024 tyre testing clocked at @SilverstoneUK this week 💪 #Fit4F1 #F1 pic.twitter.com/mYh5v1yM1o
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) July 12, 2023