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Testing Times ‘Considerably Faster’ Than in 2019 Thanks to ‘Natural Evolution of the Cars’ – Pirelli

The faster times seen during the first week of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya came as a result of the natural evolution of the cars, according to Pirelli Motorsport’s Mario Isola. For 2020, Pirelli are using the same compounds as were used in 2019 following a veto by the teams to run updated tyres for the new season.  This meant that all ten teams were able to come into the test with prior knowledge of the tyres, enabling them to focus solely on running and learning about their new cars. Isola, the Head of F1 and Car Racing at Pirelli, said there was an impressive reliability from all teams across the first three days of testing, with day one seeing all ten...
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