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Pirelli to test 18-inch tyre design at Silverstone test

dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">   SILVERSTONE, 4th July 2014 (F1 Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Pirelli will test a new 18-inch tyre design at the Silverstone test next week. Lotus will run the 18-inch concept tyres on this years on car on Wednesday. Pirellli say the idea behind the bigger wheels is because 13 inch tyres, which are currently used by Formula One cars, are not relevant to road cars. “The 13-inch tyre is no longer relevant to the everyday road user, because even an 18-inch tyre is used by standard vehicles these days.” Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s director of motorsport, said. “While 18-inch tyres would be a big...
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