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Lotus to run 18 inch Pirelli tyre at Silverstone test

Pirelli will be introducing a new 18-inch tyre design concept to showcase the way that Formula One could look in the near future. The fully functional tyre design will enable demonstration runs around Silverstone during the forthcoming in-season test from next Tuesday to next Wednesday (8-9 July). The 18-inch tyre is an idea that Pirelli has promoted ever since the company was first announced as Formula One 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 says it would only progress this initiative if...
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