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Pirelli finalises construction of 2022 tyre

Pirelli finalises construction of 2022 tyre

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Pirelli finalises construction of 2022 tyre

Pirelli finalises construction of 2022 tyre
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Pirelli motorsport boss Mario Isola has revealed the manufacturer has finalised the construction of its new-for-2022 tyres.

The Italian manufacturer has worked closely with teams throughout the season through various test sessions to ensure the new 18-inch tyres are as well prepared as possible for F1's new era next year.

Asked by GPFans Global if the tyre construction was close to being finalised given the amount of testing that has been conducted, Isola replied: "We had the session in Budapest that was more focused on the softer compounds, C3, C4, C5.

"In Silverstone, we had the opportunity, and luckily it was good weather, to do a proper test in Silverstone with mainly C1, C2, and C3.

"After Budapest, we have a good amount of data to analyse in order to understand which of the compounds that we want to homologate.

"The construction is finalised. It was finalised a few sessions ago because obviously, first of all, you need to have a consistent baseline in terms of a profile and construction to develop then the compounds.

Pointing to the work that still needs to be done in the remaining tests, Isola revealed wet tyre running is next on the agenda when Alpine takes part in a test in France.

"We still have some work to do on the wet and intermediate tires. We have a session that is planned for mid-September in Magny Cours.

"In Magny Cours, we're going to wet the track with the tanks. There is no sprinkler in Magny Cours, but we did some tests in the past and the system is working quite well.

"This is the last test and then, we see in Abu Dhabi, the slick tyre, the confirmation of the slick tyre of the behaviour on the new cars."

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