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Pirelli to allocate warming blanket compound for Bahrain test

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Again Pirelli to introduce a special compound one set of tyre per team to test new compound performance without warming coverlet at this week Bahrain pre-season test.

All team are preparing for second pre-season test, its ongoing in Bahrain on Wednesday, 30 sets tyre compound allocate each over the four days test per team with 22 of those made up of the hard, medium, soft and ‘winter hard’ compound (specially created for quick warm up during winter testing). The teams will then be given a choice of which tyres they want to make up the remaining eight sets to suit their individual testing plans.

“These are actually considered to be ‘prototypes’ as their purpose is to test tyre behaviour without warming blankets, which will be banned from 2015 onwards,” Pirelli said.

“The first test of the year in Jerez was all about the teams getting their first taste of a very different set of technical regulations, so as expected running was limited and evaluating tyres was not a priority,” Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery explained.

“On top of that, winter conditions in Europe – even in southern Spain – are not representative of the race conditions we will generally encounter throughout the rest of the season. In Bahrain, we’re expecting better weather and more running, which will allow ourselves and the teams to assimilate more data and knowledge of the tyres.”

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