The Formula 1’s tyre supplier Pirelli will introduce a new tougher specification of the tyre at the British Grand Prix to cope with extraordinary advances in car performance. This news coming from Best Sports…read more updates from us.
The new tyres are being introduced in response to an extraordinary pace of development shown by all 10 of the teams, according to Pirelli’s F1, chief Mario teams will have a chance to test the tyres at the Spanish GP in June before they would be introduced at Silverstone.
The current specification, which will continue to be used at the five races before F1 will return to Silverstone from July 7-9, was created using a projection of an expected performance level provided by teams before the season. nevertheless, far higher than expected downforce levels have been prompted to a change, with a position time that was twice seconds faster than last year at the Miami Grand Prix.
Pirelli confirmed on Friday about the new tyres which would be tested in the first and second practice at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday, June 2. Pirelli’s head of car racing and F1 Mario said: “We’ve seen how much more performance the 2023 cars have compared to last year throughout the opening races of this season, and that is, thanks to the extraordinary pace of development that has been shown by all 10 of the teams. In Miami, for example, the pole time was nearly two seconds faster than last year, but the same sort of progress has been seen during races as well. Pirelli’s simulation work has always been aimed at not only supplying a product that hits the performance targets specified by stakeholders but also anticipating any potential problems and reacting to them quickly.
“The new specification contains materials that we have already developed for 2024, which will make the tyres more resistant without affecting any of the other technical parameters or their behaviour on track. To allow all the teams to test the new construction on a level playing field, Pirelli will supply two extra tyre sets per car to be used during FP1 and FP2 at the Spanish Grand Prix.”
The move has been approved by the FIA, who are allowed to make in-season changes to tyre specifications “for safety reasons without notice or delay”.
However, there are no concerns over the safety of the current tyres for upcoming races in Imola, Monaco, Spain, Canada and Austria, but it is a move designed to prevent issues later in the campaign.
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