F1 News-Vettel To Take Part In Pirelli’s 2020 Tyre Test

Published On 2019-10-03 20:10:10By Anand Priyadarshi 345 views

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel is all set to take part in 2020 Pirelli tyre test in Spain just days before Japanese Grand Prix

F1 News - Vettel To Take Part In Pirelli’s New 18-Inch Tyre Test

Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel will have a chaotic schedule before the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, as the four-time world champion has been selected by the Italian side to take part in a Pirelli tyre test in the week of the race.

Though the Pirelli’s 2020 test programme officially came to an end in early September, with Mercedes in action at Paul Ricard, the Italian tyre manufacturer requested a further test in order to finalise the development of the 2020 compound.

Mercedes and Red Bull will join Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya-the venue for the Spanish Grand Prix, and the surface here is much more abrasive than Paul Ricard. Mercedes will run reserve driver and soon-to-be Renault driver Esteban Ocon in the test, while Red Bull will run their stimulator driver Jake Dennis.

“The target of the test is to finalise the development for 2020,” said Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola. We made a proposal to have an extra test to test a new compound with a wider working range, especially on the hard [tyre] levels. That is not possible in Paul Ricard – that was the last test in September – and, luckily, three guys were available to run the test, so we will have one day each, [for] Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. That is a very good opportunity for us to finalise the product for next year.”

Ferrari has secured four pole position and three victories form the last four races, with Vettel taking the most recent win in Singapore. The German driver is a four-time winner at Suzuka for the Red Bull.

Pirelli’s Isola concluded: “We are grateful to the teams that accepted to test for us. I fully understand that it is a big effort of them to fit this tyre test into the calendar, which is very, very busy. It will be the same next year with an additional race, so we are finalising also the plan for next year.”

You Might Also Be Interested In

Latest Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • Dunlop AT 20 Grand Trek
    Dunlop AT 20 Grand Trek
    265/65 R17 110STubeless
    Rs14699
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Firestone FR500
    Firestone FR500
    185/65 R14 86HTubeless
    Rs3491
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • UltraMile UM 551
    UltraMile UM 551
    165/80 R14 85TTubeless
    Rs3505
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Bridgestone B290
    Bridgestone B290
    155/65 R12 77TTube
    Rs2985
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • CEAT CZAR A/T
    CEAT CZAR A/T
    265/65 R17 12STubeless
    Rs10380
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconHandling
    Contact Dealer
  • Apollo Amazer 3G
    Apollo Amazer 3G
    145/70 R12 69TNA
    Rs2800
    • iconFuel efficient
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Birla BT 444
    Birla BT 444
    5.65 R12 6PRTube
    Rs2000
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • Pirelli P7
    Pirelli P7
    225/50 R17 94WNA
    Rs10505
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer

Best Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • CEAT SecuraDrive
    CEAT SecuraDrive
    Tubeless
    Rs4,445
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • MRF ZLX
    MRF ZLX
    Tubeless
    Rs2,495
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • JK Vectra
    JK Vectra
    Tubeless
    Rs2,400
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    • iconHandling
    • iconLow noise
    Contact Dealer
  • JK Taximax
    JK Taximax
    Tubeless
    Rs2,800
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    Contact Dealer
  • MRF ZVTV
    MRF ZVTV
    Tubeless
    Rs7,325
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    Contact Dealer
×
Which is your city ?