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Pirelli wraps up first F1 test on 18-inch 2021-spec tyres

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has completed its first test of the 18-inch tyres that will eventually be introduced into the sport from 2021. Pirelli last year saw off competition from Hankook to remain as Formula 1’s exclusive tyre supplier through 2023, with the tender including the stipulation that 18-inch tyres will be used from 2021. Pirelli is permitted 25 days of private running per year and the company has opted to utilise some of its 2019 allocation in order to get a head start on 2021. Renault tester Sergey Sirotkin was in action across Thursday and Friday at French Grand Prix venue Paul Ricard, completing 213 laps aboard the R.S.19. Renault-bound Mercedes reserve driver...
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