Pirelli completes first day of Barcelona tyre take a look at with Ferrari and Mercedes
Following final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Ferrari and Mercedes stayed on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to finish an essential prototype testing with the 2 groups set to proceed their work at the moment.
The opening day of final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix was an essential one for Pirelli because it equipped groups with a brand new specification of slick tyres that may make its debut on the British Grand Prix.
After evaluating the efficiency good points and improvement fee of the present F1 vehicles, the Italian producer determined to introduce a brand new specification that may sport a sterner, more durable tyre building with the compound sorts staying the identical. The brand new specification will see the debut of supplies which have been initially deliberate for 2024.
Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Mario Isola commented: “Initially this was scheduled for 2024, however its introduction has now been introduced ahead to make the construction extra proof against fatigue, as the hundreds generated by the present vehicles have already reached the targets set for the tip of the season after just a few races,” Isola stated.
After testing the brand new building through the Friday’s follow session at Barcelona, Pirelli is now evaluating prototypes tyres for subsequent season on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
First day of tyre testing at Barcelona is a wrap ✌️🟥 @Charles_Leclerc🔁 167 laps⏱️1m18.197s⬛️ @GeorgeRussell63🔁 151 laps⏱️ 1m18.400sWe go once more tomorrow 💪 #Fit4F1 #F1 pic.twitter.com/scnoGSkmnf
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) June 6, 2023
Mercedes and Ferrari are the 2 outfits that stayed with Pirelli at Barcelona. The 2 groups are testing Pirelli’s 2024 tyres that don’t require using tyre blankets. Following this take a look at session, Pirelli will proceed its work with Crimson Bull after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone earlier than making the ultimate resolution with the FIA whether or not they part out the tyre heaters or additional postpone the thought.
On the primary day of testing, Charles Leclerc was behind the wheel of the SF23. The Monegasque, who endured an especially disappointing and tough Spanish Grand Prix, racked up a complete of 167 laps together with his finest time being a 1m18.197s.
The five-time F1 race winner shared the 4.6km monitor with George Russell, who notched up a complete of 151 laps. The Briton, who secured a third-place end at Barcelona, posted a 1m18.400s yesterday.
The take a look at is about to proceed at the moment with Carlos Sainz driving for Ferrari and Mick Schumacher making his debut behind the wheel of the Mercedes W14.
167 laps on the board at the moment for @Charles_Leclerc at #F1Testing 📷Carlos will probably be within the automotive tomorrow for extra @pirellisport work 📷📷 pic.twitter.com/UXNWLoDmm8
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) June 6, 2023