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Pirelli pleased with latest test

Pirelli moves ahead of schedule with its work ahead of the 2011 F1 season
Pirelli has declared itself pleased with its latest tyre test ahead of the 2011 F1 season.

Following an initial run at the Mugello circuit in Italy, Pirelli headed to Paul Ricard earlier this week to complete a second two-day test as it works on developing the new rubber it will use for its return to F1.

Nick Heidfeld was again at the wheel of the 2009-Toyota being used by Pirelli during its testing, with the German completing a series of runs on a high-speed configuration at the French circuit, enabling Pirelli engineers to assess the performance of the tyres under extreme loading as well as through slower and more technical sections.

Pirelli will now head to Spain for its latest test, with motorsport director Paul Hembery insisting it was ahead of schedule with its plans for next year.

"We're very happy with the progress we've made so far, which actually puts us slightly ahead of where we expected to be at this point in time," he said. "We worked through an initial development programme that has given us a useful insight into the performance of our prototype tyres under a wide range of conditions, corners and speeds.

“We've been hugely encouraged by what we've seen up to now, and that's been helped by both Nick's clear and precise feedback, as well as all the different possibilities afforded to us by the Paul Ricard circuit."

Giorgio Pantano was also in action as he worked on testing of Pirelli's new GP2 tyre.




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Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
Nick Heidfeld. Pirelli`s first tyre test. Mugello. August 2010. [Pic credit: Pirelli]
The Lotus F1 E22 running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
The Lotus F1 E22 running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
Charles Pic (FRA) Lotus F1 E22 Third Driver leaves the pits running new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.
(L to R): Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorsport Director and Mario Isola (ITA) Pirelli Racing Manager and the Lotus F1 E22 with new 18 inch Pirelli tyres and rims.
09.07.2014. Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Wednesday.

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GS - Unregistered

September 03, 2010 1:20 PM

I note that Pirelli are testing at Paul Ricard in France. Q. Who owns Paul Ricard? A. Bernie Ecclestone The poison dwarf never loses an opportunity to make money, does he?



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