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Pirelli release test dates for 2022 F1 tyres

The Italian brand will undertake 20 test days as it seeks to finalise its tyre compound for the 2022 F1 season when they will introduce their 18-inch compounds.

Pirelli 18 inch5
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Pirelli will take part in 10 different test sessions this year as it seeks to optimise its compounds for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the Italian company's plans to test their tyres last year, however, with the scheduled technical overhaul drawing closer the tyre manufacturer has decided on a timetable for this coming year.

In all, Pirelli will cover 20 days of testing, however, with a certain number of tests consisting of more than one car, the supplier will run a total of 28 "car days." Of the 28 days, 22 will feature Pirelli's slick tyres while the remaining six days will be dedicated to testing their wet tyres.

"We’re looking forward to resuming our tests for the new 18-inch tyres shortly, but as the Covid-19 pandemic – which led to the suspension of the test programme last year – is not yet over, it’s possible that our planned schedule for this year may have to be modified," Pirelli head of F1 and car racing Mario Isola said in a press statement.

"We have put together a programme that should enable us to pick up solidly from where we left off in 2019 and finalise the specification for a new generation of tyre under fresh regulations that will give Formula 1 a very different look next year.

"We will be testing both our slick and wet prototype 18-inch tyres for 2022: we started already at Jerez in Spain for three days with Ferrari, and we will end up at France’s Magny-Cours circuit with Alpine in September.”

The comprehensive calendar can be viewed below.

			© Pirelli
	© Pirelli


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