Pirelli will conduct checks with groups over the winter utilizing this yr’s Components 1 vehicles because it continues to develop new dry and wet-weather tyres.
F1’s final group take a look at was held on Tuesday at Yas Marina. However groups will participate in additional checks individually or in pairs between now and the beginning of subsequent season.
The primary take a look at will happen at Paul Ricard from Third-4th December with Alfa Romeo, operating on moist and intermediate compound tyres. Ferrari will do the identical their Fiorano take a look at observe two days later, then AlphaTauri will take a look at slick tyres on the Autodromo do Algarve close to Portimao on 14th-Fifteenth December.
No operating will happen in January, however Paul Ricard will host an extra take a look at over the primary 4 days of subsequent February. Mercedes will take the primary two days operating slick tyres earlier than AlphaTauri take over to run moist climate rubber over the subsequent two.
Lastly Aston Martin will be part of Mercedes at Jerez on Seventh-Eighth February for additional slick tyre testing.
Solely half of the ten F1 groups will participate within the checks. “We requested the supply of them, and a few of them replied,” Pirelli’s chief F1 engineer Simone Berra defined.
“We’ll work primarily on the intermediate and wets, as a result of for us it’s the perfect interval of the yr to check in chilly temperatures and in consultant circumstances. After which we could have even a few checks for the slicks for the brand new specification for 2024.”
Pirelli take a versatile strategy in the direction of the checks in case the climate circumstances power moist climate rubber for use at some ‘dry’ checks, mentioned Berra. “In Portimao we’re planning on doing the slicks, however then it’ll rely on the climate circumstances. If it’s moist, then we could have some prototypes [of slick tyres] even there.”
How Pirelli’s moist climate tyres carry out in excessive circumstances has develop into some extent of debate not too long ago. Heavy race pressured the Japanese Grand Prix to be curtailed, and in a subsequent investigation over an incident throughout the race the FIA famous “evaluation of tyre efficiency in moist climate circumstances is ongoing between the FIA Technical Division and the official tyre producer”.
The ultimate Jerez take a look at will mark the final official outings for F1 vehicles from this yr, earlier than the 2023 machines are debuted in pre-season testing at Bahrain on Twenty third-Twenty fifth February.
Pirelli’s winter tyre growth checks are organised along with F1 and don’t take day trip of groups’ allotted annual allowance for filming and take a look at days.