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Leclerc opens 2020 18-inch tyre testing, Pirelli reveals test plan for year ahead

  • Published on 09 Feb 2020 14:19
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Charles Leclerc has concluded the opening day of 18-inch tyre testing for 2020, as he completed 130 laps for Pirelli at the Jerez Circuit.

18-inch tyres will be used in Formula 1 in 2021, following their introduction to Formula 2 this year.

All 10 teams will take part in the 2020 tests which will take place across eight circuits - six of which are featured on the 2020 calendar.

Ferrari is in action once again next time out, at its home Fiorano Circuit next month, following pre-season testing. It will be the first of three wet weather tests.

Full 2020 18-inch tyre test calendar
 

Track
 
Weather
 
Date
 
Teams (Day 1) 
 
Teams (Day 2)
 
Jerez
 
☀️
 
08 February
 
Ferrari
 
 
Fiorano
 
💧
 
05 March
 
Ferrari
 
 
Bahrain
 
☀️
 
24-25 March
 
Renault
 
Mercedes
 
Barcelona
 
☀️
 
12-13 May
 

Red Bull
Alfa Romeo
Renault
 
Red Bull
Alfa Romeo
Paul Ricard
 
💧
 
26-27 May
 
Red Bull
 
Red Bull
 
Red Bull Ring
 
☀️
 
7-8 July
 
Alpha Tauri
 
Alpha Tauri
 
Silverstone
 
☀️
 
21-22 July
 

Racing Point
Williams
McLaren
 
Racing Point
Williams
 
Paul Ricard
 
☀️
 
08-09 September
 
McLaren
 

Mercedes
Ferrari
 
Paul Ricard
 
💧
 
10-11 September
 
Mercedes
 
 
Suzuka
 
☀️
 
13-14 October
 
Haas
 
 

 

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  • I mean, they look cool, but looks are the only thing going for them. That and maybe cooler brakes. Functionally these bigger rim tyres are a baffling decision.

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    • Feb 10 2020 - 12:26

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