Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Pirelli delay new tyre race debut

Thursday 30th May 2013

 RSS

Share:

Pirelli delay new tyre race debut

Pirelli delay new tyre race debut

Pirelli have announced that they will not race their modified tyres in Canada, opting instead to just test them on the Friday.

After coming in for a barrage of criticism in the wake of the four-stopping Spanish GP, in which several drivers suffered tyre delaminations, Pirelli are set to tweak their tyres.

The Italian manufacturer had initially announced that the revised tyres would be raced in Montreal, however, after talking to the teams have decided to test the rubber first.

The revised tyres, which will incorporate Kevlar instead of a steel belt, will be run in Friday's two practices.

Each driver will be given two sets of the new-spec medium compound to evaluate.

A Pirelli statement read: "The aim of introducing the new tyre is to prevent any instances of the tread detaching itself from the structure.

"However, the performance and wear characteristics of the new tyre will not be significantly different, with the aim of keeping up the spectacle and retaining a strategic element to all the races."

Pirelli now hope to race the revised tyres for the first time at Silverstone at the end of June.

F1's Night Shift Gets Underway

Editor's Picks

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about new boss Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...