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Pirelli ‘Delighted’ with Opening Test with Planned Eighteen-Inch Tyres in France

Mario Isola was delighted with the opening test for the eighteen-inch tyres, which are set to replace the current thirteen-inch tyres in 2021, with Renault F1 Team test driver Sergey Sirotkin being given the opportunity to test with the developmental rubber compounds. Sirotkin completed two-hundred and thirteen laps across the two-day test at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, while Esteban Ocon was also on hand, running a similar number of laps on the 2020 tyres. Isola says the eighteen-inch tyre test, which was done using a modified 2018 Renault R.S.18, was a big step forward as Formula 1 pushes towards the start of its new generation of racing. “We were delighted to open up a brand...
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