Pirelli want minimum pressure increased for 2020

Michelle Foster


Following F1’s decision to run this year’s tyres next season, Pirelli have called for tyre pressures to be raised.

Earlier this week the Formula 1 teams voted to retain the 2019 tyres as they were unimpressed with Pirelli’s 2020 editions following the recent Abu Dhabi test.

“The vote resulted in a unanimous decision to keep the 2019 specification tyres for the 2020 season by the Formula 1 teams,” read an FIA statement.

But while Pirelli have said they are happy to continue with the 2019 tyres, the company’s F1 boss Mario Isola feels some measures need to be put in place to ensure optimal conditions.

And one of those, says Isola, is raising the minimum tyre pressure.

He explained to GrandPx.news: “The 2020 cars will have more downforce. We expect the teams to find between one and 1.5 seconds.”

“More downforce means a higher load on the tyre, so we have to take countermeasures.”

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