Pirelli boss warning forward of February F1 tyre assessments

Pirelli are set to run one other set of tyre assessments earlier than the staff’s launch their new vehicles on monitor in anger in Bahrain on the finish of February. The primary two assessments shall be held at Paul Ricard with Mercedes testing dry tyres on Feb 1-2. Alpha Tauri will then check moist climate tyres one Feb 3-4.

Pirelli will then head to the south of Spain and the circuit simply outdoors Jerez the place Mercedes and Aston Martin will put the dry tyres by their paces as soon as once more.



Pirelli time squeeze to get F1 testing achieved

Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of motorsport defined previous to the publish season check in Abu Dhabi, “We realised it was unimaginable with the 2022 calendar, and in addition with subsequent yr’s calendar, to organise all of the check classes we would have liked.

“One concept was to make use of FP2, as we utilized in Mexico and Austin, and one other chance was to organise a check [in the] low season.

“Within the rules, we are able to use the present vehicles till December 15 and from February 1 to the primary race of subsequent yr’s championship, utilizing the 2022 vehicles. 

Isola does warn the groups that the vehicles used for the check in February should once more be the 2022 vehicles they usually can not develop components of concepts for his or her 2023 newbies.

“The FIA is sending an observer to every check to verify the configuration and components used on the automotive have been utilized in any of the 2022 races,” provides Isola

Fernando Alonso was launched by his Alpine employers to check the Aston Martin in Abu Dhabi and instructed assembled reporters the way in which the automotive had pushed made him very “optimistic”

“After I signed for Aston Martin [in July], I used to be 90% joyful. After they began bettering and ending the season on a excessive, I used to be one hundred pc,” revealed the Spaniard.

“This morning, I used to be 100 %, now I’m 100+!”

After all the a lot unloved Mercedes W13 must be rolled out as soon as extra, although Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to be attending the check.

When requested in Abu Dhabi what points the staff ought to deal with with the W13’s sucessor Hamilton revealed “Brakes, bouncing might be primary, drag might be quantity two,” he stated. “Or equal primary. There’s a great deal of different issues.

“We’ve clearly obtained some downforce, we simply must construct a way more environment friendly automotive. And I believe all people within the staff is aware of precisely what are the issues, and the place they’re, and the place we’ve gone improper and I’m fairly assured that they’re not going to construct the following automotive with any of these traits.

“So I’m wanting ahead to the top of Tuesday [in Abu Dhabi], which is the final time I’ve to drive this factor. And I don’t ever plan to drive this one once more. It gained’t be one of many vehicles that I request to have in a contract!”

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