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F1 will experiment with tyre rules during qualifying in 2023

F1 will experiment with tyre rules during qualifying in 2023

7 October - 08:06 Last update: 09:13
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The Japanese GP weekend is an eventful one for Pirelli. Tests for next year's tyres will not go ahead, but Pirelli chief Mario Isola did announce that F1 will test next year with new tyre rules during qualifying.

F1 will experiment with qualifying in 2023

There will be two qualifying sessions next year in which F1 will experiment with new tyre rules. Currently, all F1 teams are free to choose which tyres to use in each session of qualifying. From next year, Formula 1 plans to experiment with stricter rules. The plan is to experiment during two GPs with a format in which two sets of Hards will be made available in Q1, two sets of Mediums in Q2 and two sets of Softs in Q3.

Isola tells Sky: "We got the proposal for next year. It is my favourite scenario. We are talking about durability. Currently with the current regulations, you have to be careful with the Soft tyre for qualifying and you can't use it for the race. If you allocate two sets of Hards for Q1, two sets of Mediums for Q2 and two sets of Softs for Q3, you still have six sets for the race. That's perfect. We save a lot of tyres with that, without disrupting the F1 show."

It is not yet known during which races this will be done. What is known is that it will be two. The FIA and F1 have decided this together and will in all likelihood come up with the announcement themselves.

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