Scuderia Ferrari and System One’s sole tyre producer Pirelli continued right this moment its 18-inch tyre testing programme at Jerez with Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc experimenting with the brand new 2021 rubber.
Pirelli is about to introduce an all-new 18-inch tyre specification for 2022 which is able to exchange the present 13-inch tyres. The 18-inch tyres have been because of 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 System One groups having three days at its disposal in 2020.
The Milan-based firm kick-started its 30-day testing programme with Ferrari at Jerez yesterday. The primary day of the testing noticed Charles Leclerc get behind the wheel of Ferrari’s 2019 F1 automobile, the SF90, attempting out the brand new 18-inch intermediate and rain tyres.
At present noticed Charles Leclerc stick with it with the work, however he was joined by his new group mate Carlos Sainz. The Monegasque and the Spaniard racked up a complete of 85 laps with Pirelli’s 18-inch slick prototype tyres across the 4.428km Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto observe.
Ferrari and Pirelli are set to proceed to work ont he new tyre tomorrow, brining the three-day programme to an finish.
At present at @circuitodejerez @scuderiaferrari drivers @Charles_Leclerc and @Carlossainz55 drove a complete of 85 laps with Pirelli #Fit4F1 18-inch slick prototype tyres. ¡Hasta mañana! pic.twitter.com/p1iPV61Al5
— Pirelli Motorsport (@pirellisport) February 23, 2021