Formula 1 teams get more space by striking cancellation of test

05-08-2020 20:34
by GPblog.com
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Formula 1 teams get more space by striking cancellation of test

After the many blowouts during the first GP in England, the reputation of tyre supplier Pirelli didn't improve. Next week Pirelli originally planned a test with new tyre developments. Unfortunately that test is now off the track.

Actually all Formula 1 teams would drive on a new prototype tyre during the second free practice session. But due to the late failure of several teams due to blowouts, that test is now cancelled and moved to Barcelona a week later. All this is to give the teams the opportunity to finish their normal programs.

New Ideas

By letting the teams ride on special tyres, Pirelli can see if any adjustments need to be made for next year. This is confirmed by Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola against Motorsport.com: "We are working on new ideas and new constructions to try to limit the increase in pressure, because we know that an increase in pressure will also increase overheating, for example, which is something drivers don't want".

 

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