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Pirelli gives glimpse of F1′s tyre future

Formula 1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. For years, the sport has stuck with what Williams' Pat Symonds recently described as 'rather old-fashioned' 13-inch tyres, while rival categories like Le Mans and even Formula E race into the future with more modern profiles. But on Wednesday at the Silverstone test, Lotus test driver Charles Pic will be in charge of a prototype Pirelli 18-inch tyre. On Tuesday, Formula 1′s official tyre supplier revealed a computer-generated glimpse of what it looks like. Earlier in 2014, Symonds said 18-inch tyres could be a way for Formula 1 to push ahead with a ban on...
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