“Better weather and more running” for Pirelli F1 tyres in Bahrain

Esteban Gutierrez F1 winter tyre Jerez Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez on track in Jerez with F1’s “winter tyre”. While the tyre was designed solely for Jerez, the teams have requested its availability in Bahrain for the second test too

Pirelli is providing a total of 30 sets of tyres for each Formula One team this week, as the second of three pre-season tests gets underway in Bahrain on Wednesday. Warm ambient conditions of around 20 degrees centigrade will provide a marked contrast to the first test of the year in Jerez, which featured low temperatures and rain. Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s Motorsport director said that he expected the test to “allow ourselves and the teams to assimilate more data and knowledge of the tyres.”

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