Scuderia Ferrari accomplished a profitable day on the Paul Ricard Circuit yesterday the place the crew is performing a two-day 2022-tyre testing programme with Pirelli.
For the 2022 F1 season, the game is because of introduce new technical rules together with a transfer to 18-inch tyres. The testing of the brand-new Pirelli tyrs started in 2019, however the coronavirus pandemic pressured the game to push again its plans to 2022.
After working with the FIA collectively, the Italian tyre provider got here up with an in depth testing schedule for 2021 that’s set to assist the game get ready to the brand new tyres for the forthcoming season.
For this week, Mercedes was because of conduct tyre testing, serving to Pirelli to finesse its new 18-inch merchandise. Nevertheless, the Brackley-based outfit pulled out of the tyre check regardless of a $400,000 credit score which signifies that the crew is near the 2021 price range cap complete of $145m.
Mercedes has already run two days on the 2022 slick tyres at Imola in April, and is scheduled to participate in a one-day dry rubber check at Budapest following the Hungarian Grand Prix.
To assist Pirelli, Ferrari has stepped in and is masking this week’s moist tyre session. It was Charles Leclerc to get behind the wheel yesterday with the Monegasque notching up a complete of 83 laps on the 2022 intermediate earlier than racking up an additional 58 laps on the complete moist tyres.
The 2022 wet-weather tyre check programme continues at present with Carlos Sainz getting behind the wheel of Ferrari’s mule automobile.