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Leclerc kicks off 2021 tyre testing as Pirelli releases schedule

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc kicked off full testing of Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres at Jerez on Saturday, as the company released details of its 2020 programme. Formula 1 will switch from using 13-inch to 18-inch rims as part of an overhaul of the regulations for 2021, and Pirelli began tentative testing in the latter stages of 2019. Under current regulations Pirelli is permitted 25 days of private running and all of its allocation this year will go towards developmental work of the 18-inch tyres. Teams will supply modified 2019-spec mule cars. Leclerc completed 130 laps of the former Spanish Grand Prix host venue in fine conditions on Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT Ferrari will continue test duties...
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