Scuderia Ferrari carried out an intensive tyre testing programme with Pirelli, serving to the Milan-based tyre provider to finesse its 2022 intermediate and full moist tyres at Paul Ricard.
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 intensive 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 as a consequence of conduct tyre testing, serving to Pirelli to finesse its new 18-inch merchandise. Nonetheless, the Brackley-based outfit pulled out of the tyre check regardless of a $400,000 credit score which signifies that the group is near the 2021 finances cap whole 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.
On Tuesday, simply two days after the Monaco Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc was behind the wheel of Ferrari’s mule F1 automobile with the Monegasque notching up a complete of 83 laps on the 2022 intermediate earlier than racking up an extra 58 laps on the complete moist tyres within the afternoon.
On Wednesday, the 23-year-old handed his automobile over to his new group mate, Carlos Sainz. After securing his first podium end for the Scuderia at Monte Carlo, the Spaniard labored on the intermediate tyres within the morning earlier than switching his consideration to the complete moist tyres within the afternoon’s session.
Sainz accomplished greater than a French Grand Prix distance within the morning with racking up a complete of 75 laps on the 2022 intermediate tyres. The check programme centred across the moist climate tyres within the afternoon on which the Spaniard notched up a complete of 92 laps with all the lap tally equalling to 167 laps.
The 2022 18-inch tyre check programme is scheduled to proceed at Spielberg the place the AlphaTauri group will work with Pirelli on 6-7 July.