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F1 signs off Pirelli in-season tests for 2017 tyres

The F1 Commission has accepted and approved Pirelli's proposal for more in-season track time to test next year's tyre compounds ahead of the 2017 regulations revamp
The F1 Commission has accepted and approved Pirelli's proposal for more in-season track time to test next year's tyre compounds ahead of the regulations revamp.

In preparation for the expected technical regulations changes Pirelli has outlined a test timetable in readiness for next season. The plan has been approved by the F1 Commission on Monday (18th April) which is expected to be confirmed by the World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday (20th April).

Headlining the changes is the doubling of test days, from 12 to 25, to implement two phases of testing. The first will work with pre-hybrid era cars to complete initial work before moving on to a 2015-specification car with modified aerodynamics which will be outlined once the 2017 regulations are announced.

Coming off the back of this testing plan Pirelli and the FIA are expected to confirm a new three-year contract extension having already agreed to remain as sole tyre supplier in F1 until at least 2019.


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richard

April 18, 2016 8:16 PM

nox. when will you learn that the tyres are built to a spec of the fia! pirelli can easily build a tyre to last a race but the fia dictate otherwise. the pirelli tyres are not rubbish, but the requirements are. and do you think that michelin could do a better job? judging by their previous efforts and now their latest in motogp, doubt it. and now you are blaming pirelli for the problems in f1? sheesh! you really do talk utter bovine excrement.

Omega

April 18, 2016 10:22 PM

All these calls for Pirelli to leave F1 are total nonsense! They are simply delivering on their brief. Anyone who thinks a company the likes of Pirelli cant deliver any sort of tyre F1 want, is simply delusional. And while we're at it, all the calls to bring back tyres that the drivers can push on from start to finish are also ridiculous. For all of those with very short memories, we've had tyres that can be pushed for the entire race in the not so distant past. That, along with idiotic aero on the cars, created utterly boring, processional races! I do think the current tyres degrade too quickly and they should be improved, but check all the votes and poles run on F1's best races - MOST of them are from the Pirelli era, so clearly people are enjoying the racing these tyres can produce.



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