Prototype 18-inch tyres taken for a spin in Monaco

27th May 2015 | 0 Comments
Prototype 18-inch tyres taken for a spin in Monaco
Michelin's 18-inch rubber was fitted to the Formula Renault 3.5 car

Last week’s Monaco Grand Prix delivered Nico Rosberg his third victory in a row at the track, and prior to the race the Circuit de Monaco was also host to 18-inch tyre demonstrations for two F1 feeder championships. Pirelli showed off its larger diameter race-ready GP2 rubber while Renault Sport Technologies fielded a Formula Renault 3.5 car fitted with 18-inch Michelin tyres. These demonstrations are significant given both tyre makers’ views on the direction F1 tyre evolution should take, a topic of particular interest now that tenders are open for F1 tyre supply between 2017 and 2019.

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