Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

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.

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs & Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

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...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...