(Motorsport-Entire.com) – In September 2019 tire manufacturer Pirelli started the test phase for the 18 – inch wheels that 2021 be introduced. Renault, McLaren and Mercedes have already benefited from the new rubbers, and all three groups have built special test cars for them. 2020 all ten groups will do test work for the Italians. Ferrari starts in early February .
All in all 25 test days, Pirelli stand for the new 18 – customs Bikes available. The groups will conduct the assessments with test cars based on the make of this year's cars. Except Ferrari: Since the Scuderia will test in Jerez on February 8th and 9th, before the start of the season, the team will use the SF 90 back as a foundation.
For the Italians only Charles Leclerc will do the test drives. After Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris and George Russell, he will be the fourth active driver in the field who has already driven the new tires. Sebastian Vettel will not be used in the test.
During Monegasse via a Ferrari contract until 2024 and therefore very likely 2021 the 18 – incher will drive on the Ferrari, Vettel stands at the end of his contract. He will decide about his future this year.
For the two-day test it is planned that the new 18 – inch wheels are mounted, on the other assign the traditional 13 – Zöller des Jahres 2019 who also 2020 can be used. This is how Pirelli hopes for the best possible comparison data.