Ferrari, purple Bull, Mercedes First to test 2017 Tires

Ferrari, purple Bull and system One international champion Mercedes will be first to check Pirelli’s wider 2017 tires in August, Pirelli’s racing supervisor, Mario Isola, stated at a Monaco Grand Prix presentation Saturday.

“that is the primary, first model,” he said, talking in the front of an illustration automobile to reveal off the bigger prototype tires.

“we are working with the groups to have ‘mule cars’ available as soon as feasible. they’ll be 2015 motors changed for the new tires with extra downforce to simulate the overall performance expected for next 12 months,” Isola stated.

“whilst we begin, probable in August, we can have a concentrated check plan due to the fact we need to discover a final model of the tire with the aid of the quit of November or December … we don’t have a lot of time.”

Isola stated the brand new tires will take lots more velocity thru the corners, with an expected development of four seconds in lap time.