George Russell tested for the first time in a private test in Abu Dhabi 18 inch tires that racers will race in the off-season 2021.
The Mercedes team stayed in Abu Dhabi after the post-season tests as George Russell passed the tire test with 18 inch rims. The six-time World Cup team is the first to test the tires that F1 teams will race in the season 2021.
– Team George Russell (@TeamGR 63) December 8, 2019
Formula 1 season 2021 are coming
inch wheels that will bring many changes to the fastest sport, with Pirelli making its first tire testing in the second half of this season. The Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault teams have agreed to produce special cars for testing by the Italian manufacturer of new tires.
Pirelli boss Mario Isola explained that the changes will not be purely aesthetic, but the teams are waiting for extensive adjustments to their cars.
Isola told RaceFans.bag:
“Due to the low profile, teams will have to re-design the suspension and the cars will behave differently. There will also be differences in aerodynamics and the brakes will need to be rebuilt. The changes will be pretty big, but our goal is to have 18 inches rims, and as a result we will put all our efforts into development. ”