Pirelli concludes blanket-free tyre testing in Barcelona
Components One’s sole tyre producer Pirelli have concluded a vital two-day take a look at session with Ferrari and Mercedes, testing their brand-new blanket-free tyres on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó studies on the all-important take a look at of the revolutionary F1 tyres.
Following final weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Ferrari and Mercedes stayed on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to finish an necessary prototype tyre testing as Pirelli continued to judge their all-new tyre specification that doesn’t require tyre heaters.
Yesterday noticed Charles Leclerc get behind the wheel of his Ferrari SF23 whereas Mercedes accomplished their work with George Russell driving the W14. The Monegasque driver racked up a complete of of 167 laps together with his finest time being a 1m18.197s. The Briton, who secured a third-place end at Barcelona, notched up a complete of 151 laps, posting a finest lap time of a 1m18.400s yesterday.
At this time noticed Mick Schumacher make his debut behind the wheel of the Mercedes W14 after racking up large mileages within the workforce’s simulator at its Brackley manufacturing facility. Leclerc handed over his automobile to his teammate Carlos Sainz for Day 2 of the tyre take a look at. The German and the Spaniard accomplished one other 299 laps in complete, which meant that Pirelli accomplished 617 laps with their new blanket-free tyres.
617 laps of blanket-free tyre testing efficiently accomplished at Barcelona ✅ #Fit4F1 #F1 pic.twitter.com/iZILjfk1Mo
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) June 7, 2023
Whereas the blanket-free tyres stay a medium-term aim, present F1 tyres are set to bear an instantaneous change with a brand new specification of slick tyres on account of make debut at Silverstone, the British Grand Prix.
After evaluating the efficiency features and growth fee of the present F1 automobiles, Pirelli determined to introduce a brand new specification that may sport a sterner, harder tyre development with the compound varieties remaining 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 masses generated by the present automobiles have already reached the targets set for the tip of the season after just a few races,” Isola stated.