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Hembery: Pirelli focusing on 19-inch tyres not 18-inch

Pirelli is working on 19-inch tyres for F1 in the future rather than 18-inch, motorsport director, Paul Hembery has revealed. Pirelli tested its 18-inch concept tyres at Silverstone last month, following the British Grand Prix, with Lotus test and reserve driver Charles Pic running a handful of laps on them. Hembery revealed then that the Italian manufacturer could be ready to switch to 18-inch tyres in 2016, but has now come out and said the company is doing more work on 19-inch tyres, as opposed to 18-inch. “We are doing a lot of work - probably focusing on 19-inch now, if I am really honest with you,” Hembery confirmed. “We are carrying on our work internally on those developments...
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