Pirelli will bring a backup version of the rubber on the pre-season tests in Barcelona.
In the upcoming season each tire’s 25% wider than last year.
In December of last year, Pirelli said that they use brand new materials to create tire-2017, so in order to protect the decided to homologate a more conservative rubber.
In the season of 2017 will be presented to the Ultrasoft compounds, Supersoft, Soft, Medium and Hard, and rain options Intermediate and Wet.
“The upcoming tests in Spain will be available in addition to the basic options of every composition, – is told in the article Pirelli. – In the case that the actual load on the rubber will be lower than expected, teams will be able to choose conservative tyres, which used the technology last year.
The groups asked for 70 sets of backup tires”.
Pirelli also confirmed that next Thursday we intend to test the rain tires on artificially wetted Catalan track.
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