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Pirelli to demo 18 inch tyre at next week's test

Pirelli is introducing a new 18-inch tyre design concept to showcase the way that Formula One could look in the near future. But rather than an abstract design, this is a fully functional tyre, capable of completing demonstration runs around Silverstone during the forthcoming in-season test from next Tuesday and Wednesday.The 18-inch tyre is an idea that Pirelli has promoted ever since the company was first announced as official tyre supplier back in 2010. Larger wheel and tyre sizes reflect modern market trends; with the adoption of a larger size invariably leading to even greater technology transfer between Formula One tyres and road car tyres.Pirelli would only progress this initiative...
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