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Pirelli reveals new test car

Renault R30 to act as new Pirelli test car
Pirelli has confirmed that it will use a 2010-spec Renault R30 for its test and development work during the year ahead.

The tyre supplier had previously used a Toyota chassis but will not use the Renault for a series of test over the course of the current campaign, with a test driver still to be appointed.

The car will be adapted to simulate the current regulations and will be run by Pirelli with no team member contracted to a current F1 team.

“It was clear from an early point that we needed a more modern solution for our test car, as while the Toyota TF109 has served us extremely well, it is now three years old,” motorsport director Paul Hembery said. “Technology as well as the regulations have moved on considerably since then, and the Toyota is no longer able to generate the same sort of forces that we need to simulate in order to meet the current requirements of Formula One.

“At the top of our agenda is the need to treat the teams entirely equally, which is why the test team will be run independently and all the teams will be able to send an observer to the tests. Our new test car will be running to current fuel regulations, with no refueling, so we will be able to simulate a full race distance and the change in balance with the car and tyres.

“The final piece of the jigsaw will be to recruit a test driver, and we hope to announce this within a month. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Toyota, who have given us exceptional support as we developed our range of tyres for 2011 and 2012. They have played a significant part in our achievements in Formula One to date, and now we look forward to building on this in the future with a new range of tyres.”




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Gazza1JB

March 07, 2012 10:20 PM

Its actually closer to a 2012 car than u might guess, as Double diffusers were banned for that year (2010) leaving a shortfull of rear downforce, now this years (2012) Blow diffusers are banned leaving a shortfull in rear downforce.



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