Connect with us

2017 F1

Pirelli working to improve F1 rain tyres

Published

on

Pirelli working to improve wet tyres

Pirelli working to improve wet tyres

Pirelli is taking the F1 drivers’ feedback on board and is working on improving its rain tyres.

That is the claim of Mario Isola, a leading official of F1’s official supplier, following a key meeting with drivers in Abu Dhabi.

The meeting followed a wave of criticism of Pirelli’s rain tyres after the red flag, safety car and crash-affected Brazilian grand prix.

“These rain tyres are just bad tyres,” Romain Grosjean, who crashed on the reconnaissance laps even before the Interlagos race, is quoted by Speed Week.

Isola explained: “The basic problem is that we are not able to do much testing. We need more test days to understand better how to make a more suitable product.

“The discussion with the drivers was very interesting,” he added in Abu Dhabi.

Speed Week claims that one touted solution is a further wet tyre option that is more suited to a track surface like Interlagos.

Isola said: “We are looking at this right now, but again, to have a better tyre, we need more testing.”

Loading...

Advertisement
Click to comment

Latest Results

F1 Testing Updates

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media