In affiliation with Scuderia Ferrari, Pirelli started its three-day testing programme at Jerez with the intention of fine-tuning its brand-new 2022 F1 18-inch tyres.
Pirelli is ready to introduce an all-new 18-inch tyre specification for 2022 which is able to change the present 13-inch tyres. The 18-inch tyres had been attributable to make their debut this yr, however the coronavirus pandemic-induced difficulties pressured the game to postpone their introduction by a yr. The tyre testing programme which was schedule for 2020 was additionally ditched owing to the Covid-19 state of affairs.
The Italian tyre provider had requested the FIA to extend the tyre testing programme deliberate for 2020 in an effort to get totally ready for the introduction of the 18-inch tyres. The Paris-based governing physique has granted the Italian producer a 30-day check with every of the ten Formulation One groups having three days at its disposal in 2020.
Ferrari kick-started the 30-day check programme yesterday with Charles Leclerc behind the wheel. The Monégasque drove the SF90 that had been modified in line with the specs required for becoming the tyre with new dimensions.
The 23-year-old driver accomplished a complete of 110 laps utilizing each full moist and intermediate tyres. Immediately’s programme will see Carlos Sainz get behind the wheel of the SF90 with the Spaniard anticipated to proceed the testing of the rain tyres earlier than Ferrari’s driver line-up turns its consideration to the slick tyres on Wednesday.
Our #Fit4F1 18-inch testing marketing campaign is underway with @Charles_Leclerc and @ScuderiaFerrari. 110 laps accomplished at @circuitodejerez
in Spain at this time with prototype intermediate tyres for 2022. And we’re again for extra tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/uQ9Of23DwO
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) February 22, 2021