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18-inch tyres 'easier' for Pirelli, but needs more testing

There are many complaints about the current tyres, especially from drivers. According to them, it is difficult to get them up to the right working temperature and they wear them out too quickly. For the time being, however, they are stuck with them because a tyre that Pirelli had originally developed for 2020 was rejected by them last year. The first opportunity for change will therefore only be in 2022, when the new 18-inch wheels are introduced together with the new aerodynamic regulations. It will give Pirelli the opportunity to make improvements, but then tests will have to be carried out. Certainly in view of the relative unknowns of the consequences of the new aerodynamics. Read more...
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