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Pirelli set to secure 'mule cars' from teams for 18-inch wheel testing

©WRI2 Michael Delaney 22/03/2019 at 16:5322/03/2019 at 15:13 Pirelli is close to finalizing its testing plans for Formula 1's 18-inch wheels which will be introduced in 2021, with the programme set to begin in September later this year. Pirelli will remain the sport's exclusive tyre supplier until the end of 2023 and will therefore switch from the current-spec rims to the 18-inch wheels at the end of the 2020 season. The Italian company will conduct a handful of testing sessions later this year before undertaking extensive running with its new product in 2020, using 2018-spec cars purposely modified for its future tyres. Isola: Pirelli's commitment to F1 reflects 'trust' in sport's future...
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