On Tuesday in Abu Dhabi company Pirelli has completed the tests of prototype tyres in 2017.
A few hours ago in Abu Dhabi on the track “Yas Marina” finished tests of new tyres Pirelli for next season. In the test session was attended by three top teams: Mercedes, Red bull and Ferrari.
Recall that this is not the first tests Pirelli, because they privately worked with each team during the whole season.
Today the riders in the total number of 331 passed the circle and completed the program evaluation of the new rubber that is 25% wider than the current one. There were used 96 sets of tires.
In Mercedes in the morning on the track worked Lewis Hamilton, who in the afternoon complained to the team on poor health, after which it was replaced by the manor racer Pascal Wehrlein. In Ferrari with new tires worked Finn Kimi Raikkonen and Red bull attracted just two pilots Verstappen and Ricardo, who conducted the tests in turn.
“Today we first worked with up to three racers on one track. who were able to try the new tyres for the season 2017. Then we will collect all the information for all 24 days of tests and then analyze. New tyres have covered about 12 thousand miles and now we determine what specification we choose.
The following tests on new tires to be held in February next year. At this stage, we have gathered all the necessary information about the prototypes of new tyres, working with modified cars for next year. Our thanks to all the teams who took part in the tests,” – said the head of Pirelli Motorsport Paul Chambre.