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Formula 1 will swap to 18-inch wheels in 2021 while there is once again talk of banning tyre blankets.
From 2019, the Pirelli’s tyre selections for each grand prix will be referred to in a simple manner: ‘hard’, ‘medium’ and ‘soft’.
Formula 1’s top three teams are playing it safe with their tyre choice for the German GP with none banking too heavily on the ultrasoft tyres.
Max Verstappen and conservative don’t always go hand-in-hand but that’s exactly the approach the Dutchman has taken for the British GP, at least for tyre choice.
As F1 prepares to race Pirelli’s thinner tyres in France, Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari have figured out where they went wrong in Spain.
Red Bull have taken a conservative approach to their tyres choices for the upcoming French GP with seven sets of ultrasofts and three softs.
Tyre manufacturers Pirelli will not stay in the sport if Formula 1 stops the pace of its technological innovation and challenges.
Mercedes will be taking three fewer sets of hypersoft tyres than their title challengers Ferrari and Red Bull to Montreal.
Pirelli are expecting this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix will be the usual “one-stop race” despite the degradation of the hypersoft tyres.
While the hypersoft tyres may be the quickest around the Monte Carlo street circuit, Force India believe any team that starts on the ultrasofts will have a “big advantage”.
The FIA and FOM have asked Pirelli to simplify their tyre choices for the 2019 season to improve understanding on what compound is being used.
Pirelli have left the supersoft tyre out of the three compound line-up for the German Grand Prix in July.
Pirelli have made it clear that they will not participate in a bidding war to supply tyres to Formula 1.
All 10 teams have loaded up on the new hypersoft tyres which will make their official debut at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Taking pole position in a front row lock-out, Toto Wolff says it is “bollocks” to even suggest that Mercedes have gained an advantage through Pirelli’s changed treads.
Pirelli have chosen the new hard tyres for the first time this season at the British Grand Prix.
Mercedes have opted for a conservative tyre approach to the Spanish Grand Prix compared to their rivals Ferrari and Red Bull.
Pirelli have agreed to make changes to their tyres at certain abrasive tracks after a demand came from Mercedes.
Pirelli have revealed the drivers’ tyre choices for the Chinese Grand Prix with Mercedes splitting their softt and ultrasoft choices.
The lap record in Monaco is set to be crushed as Pirelli confirmed the hypersoft tyres will be making their debut at the prestigious circuit.
Heading to the heat of Bahrain, Pirelli’s supersofts are the tyre of choice with McLaren opting for as many as nine sets.
Pirelli believe Formula 1 would be best served by splitting the two pre-season tests between the Barcelona circuit and Bahrain International.
Tyre selections from each team have been revealed by Pirelli as we close in on the season opener in Melbourne on March 25.
Pirelli have announced that their new hypersoft tyres will be used at the Canadian GP, although they are expected to also be raced in Monaco.
Pirelli’s development plans for the 2019 tyres are firmly in place but Interlagos has been dropped from the schedule following last year’s safety concerns.
McLaren technical director Tim Goss believes two-stoppers will be the strategy of choice in this year’s early races thanks to Pirelli’s new compounds.
Pirelli will be introducing a brand-new tyre line-up in the 2018 season, and Karun Chandhok has spoken to Mobil 1 The Grid about what we can expect from them.
Drivers will find that this year’s Pirelli tyres will show a noted difference in performance depending on the number of laps they have covered.
Pirelli Motorsport chief Mario Isola has said the Italian tyre manufacturer are “happy” in Formula 1 and “want to continue” in the sport.
Pirelli are hoping their new range of tyres will lead to more “overtaking” with compounds a step softer than in 2017.