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Pirelli boss has good news: '2022 cars as fast as those in 2021'

Pirelli boss has good news: '2022 cars as fast as those in 2021'

22 January - 19:43 Last update: 22 January - 19:43


A big change in the regulations means that there are still very many question marks surrounding the 2022 F1 cars. A key question is how fast will they be compared to last year's cars? Expectations are always changing and at a rapid pace.


For a long time people in the paddock were convinced that the new generation cars would be about three seconds per lap slower. In large part, this was due to the new, larger tires and heavier rims. But Formula 1 wouldn't be Formula 1 if there wasn't constant development. Even before the new cars have driven a meter on the track.

During a videocall, in which the French AutoHebdo participated, Mario Isola of Pirelli gave another insight into the evolution currently taking place in the F1 factories. The Italian indicated that he had looked at the simulations of the teams and that the cars are not going to be much slower than the previous generation cars.

Same level

"In the beginning, we were talking about more than three seconds per lap," says Isola. "Now it's half a second or a second. So if they start with only one second difference, it means that during the season they will probably reach the same level of performance as in 2021."

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