McLaren completed 145 laps with the 18-inch Pirelli tires – Motorsport.com UK

As part of preparations for the 2021 Formula 1 season, which will see the introduction of 18-inch rims by Pirelli, tests were held in recent days on the Paul Ricard Tour. This is the stable McLaren who was on duty, with his regular pilots Carlos Sainz Thursday and Lando Norris Friday.

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The Spaniard did not have a lot of luck since the rain came to slow his day, finished with a total of 39 laps on the clock. On the other hand, the Briton was able to benefit from a cool but sunny day during which he was able to cross the route of Castellet 106 times. A total of 145 laps therefore and, as usual for this type of driving, no time was revealed, the essential being obviously elsewhere, in the data collection with single-seater anyway modified to adapt to rims.

Renault was the first team to offer its car for these new tire tests, in September and again at Paul Ricard. In December, it is with Mercedes that Pirelli will continue this development, before further work throughout the 2020 season, again with other teams.

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