From the British GP, Pirelli will debut new, more durable F1 tyres

This new tyre design is expected to help teams handle the increased demands of modern F1 racing, allowing for faster and more reliable performance.

From the British Grand Prix onward, Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli will roll out a new, more durable tyre design to help contend with a sharp rise in car performance.

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Pirelli believes it makes logical sense to step in and supply stronger tyres in time for the Silverstone race in July in light of the fact that teams have begun to achieve huge increases in downforce with the 2023 cars. Rather than out of concern for safety, action is being taken to ensure that there won't be any issues in the future. The new tyres will have the same compounds as those in use today.

Since a few weeks ago, Pirelli has been paying attention to the improvements teams have been able to achieve with their cars. According to certain sources, the levels of downforce created at the moment are comparable to those predicted for the end of the current season. Additionally, the significant increase in lap time observed during the recent Miami Grand Prix has emphasized the fact that cars are expected to become even faster in the upcoming races as teams plan to introduce more upgrades.

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Pirelli requested permission from the FIA earlier this week to use a new tyre design beginning with the British Grand Prix on July 9. On Friday, Pirelli confirmed that the request was approved, and teams will have the opportunity to test the new tyres during the Spanish GP in the coming month.

The reason for the change was explained by Mario Isola, head of F1 and car racing for Pirelli, who said: "We've seen how much more performance the 2023 cars have compared to last year throughout the opening races of this season, and that is thanks to the extraordinary pace of development shown by all 10 of the teams.

The pole time in Miami, for instance, was almost two seconds quicker than it was the previous year, but similar advancements have also been made in the course of races. " Pirelli's simulation work has always been focused on not only delivering a product that meets the performance targets set by stakeholders but also foreseeing potential difficulties and responding quickly to address them.

"The revised specification includes materials that we have already created for 2024, which will increase tyre resistance without altering any other technical specifications or their performance on the track. " Pirelli will provide two extra tyre sets per car to be utilized during FP1 and FP2 at the Spanish Grand Prix in order to allow all the teams to test the new build on an even playing field.

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