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Pirelli to trial 18-inch tyres at upcoming Silverstone test

Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have announced that they will trial a new 18-inch tyre design concept at next week’s post-race test at Silverstone. F1 cars currently use 13-inch tyres, but the Italian manufacturer has suggested that running with larger wheels and tyres would lead to greater technology transfer between F1 tyres and road car rubber.Pirelli, who will demonstrate the one-off concept tyres on a 2014 Lotus, say they will only progress with the initiative if there is a genuine desire from F1 racing’s various stakeholders to follow such a direction.A move away from 13-inch rubber would not be without its problems, as the tyre forms an important part of a Formula One...
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