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Teams to test Pirelli’s 2014 tyres in Brazil

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Soft and super-soft Pirelli tyres at the Canadian Grand PrixF1 teams will get to test Pirelli’s new tyres for 2014 in the final race of the year.

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said: “We will be bringing to the Brazil race for P1 a couple of sets of tyres of the prototype for next season”.

F1’s official tyre supplier wants further chances to test the new tyres before the end of the year: “We’re hopeful to do a couple of tests in December and January with an old generation car,” said Hembery.

“And there’s been some good ideas going forward for what we could do during the pre-season itself,” he added.

“It’s clearly a big step forward. If we’re looking at it selfishly from our point of view being in Bahrain for pre-season testing: temperatures will be right, aggressive track, that will be very useful for us to understand the real impact of the new car.”

Pirelli are also conducting a 1,000km test with McLaren at Vallelunga before the end of the season.

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13 comments on “Teams to test Pirelli’s 2014 tyres in Brazil”

  1. So what ever team handles the tires best in brazil look to have the advantage next year.

    1. No, because next years’ cars will be very different

  2. petebaldwin (@)
    1st November 2013, 18:08

    100% guaranteed to rain.

    1. You made my day. Thanks.

    2. Beat me to it!

  3. To me this means they won’t pull out of F1, as threatened.

  4. Extra day(s), right? Like in Abu Dhabi 2010

  5. If I were any team not fighting for a Championship position, then I would probably spend most of the session on these tyres to get as much data as possible to steal a march on my rivals for next season. It’s only logical.

    1. One strike in Red Bull’s favour…

  6. Pirelli is even more dumb then I thought. They seriously don’t have a clue at all. Over to you Michelin. Paul Hembrey is seriously in trouble here, as it will backfire on them. In Brazil, December and January are suppose to be wet seasons where tropical cyclones will hit unless if they get lucky.

    1. Todd (@braketurnaccelerate)
      2nd November 2013, 7:51

      @william – Where did Hembrey say that Pirelli were going to be testing in Brazil during December and January? He merely stated they would be testing in December and January, but neglected to disclosed a location, which I doubt would ever be Brazil. They will be bringing the tires to the Brazilian Grand Prix in November, and will allow teams to test them in FP1.

      Please stop the blind hatred towards Pirelli, it does a disservice to the F1 community.

      1. @braketurnaccelerate – I found them quite good for F1 when they entered F1, I have go to admit the 2010 and 2012 were the best seasons where it came down to the last race but other than that their tyre choices have been terrible, also I liked when they had to do about 4 pit stops during the race. 2013 was a disaster for Pirelli as there were tyre blowouts, punctures, tyre choice to suit RBR which was very uncalled for

        1. I disagree with you about 2010 tyre choices were terrible, F1 should always have tyres like brigestone’s from that season, racing is not about pit stops, so 3-4 stops/race is too much and also If 2011 car’s would had those same brigestone tyres, then the lap times could have been faster at every circuit than 2010.

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