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Pirelli Unveil 18-Inch Prototype Tyre at Silverstone Test

A lot of the focus of the post-Silverstone Formula 1 test was on the Lotus F1 Team, and more decisively on the Pirelli tyres that adorned the 2014 car. For the first time, the tyre manufacturer bolted on a set of eighteen-inch concept tyres with a view to introducing them to F1 in the future, replacing the standard thirteen-inch tyres currently in service. Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery felt the new tyres looked good on the Lotus, but admitted they were a prototype concept that could be introduced in time in F1 if the teams wanted the tyre manufacturer to go in that direction. He believes it would not take too long to produce the number of tyres needed for F1, but knows more...
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