Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Formula One In Season Testing

May 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 194

The Formula One teams have had their first chance at in season testing since September 2008 to give them a chance to really get to grips with the new Pirelli tyres. These tyres have provided a massive point of interest so far this year - almost like another team to watch! There are four different slick compounds, and all four were taken to Mugello for testing. However, according to the rules, each team starts the season with an allocation of 100 sets per car for use in testing, so if the team had no tyres left out of any of those four compounds, they wouldn't be able to test them.

Pirelli have created four different tyre compounds for the races; supersoft, soft, medium and hard. The tyres are quite close in types, but the teams will be continually learning which tyre is the best to use in different conditions. The testing period in Mugello will allow the teams to add to their knowledgebase about the new tyres gained during the first part of the season, although obviously they will be continuing to learn more about them as time goes on.

As always, Formula one is a highly technological race, with as much competition taking place off the track between the engineers as on the track between the drivers. As such, the data accumulated is extremely important. The teams can then take that information away and analyse it to discover how best to use that data to improve their team's performance.

Pirelli's brief for this, their first season as sole tyre supplier, was to make things more exciting, and so far they have certainly achieved that. Each race has been won by a different team, and the competition has been tight each time. As such, all the teams will have been keen to make the most of the opportunity in Mugello and learn as much as they could to gain advantage over their rivals as the European leg of the season began.

The first European race in Barcelona, Spain, was definitely full of excitement, although this time the car tyres may not have had much to do with it. From Lewis Hamilton losing his pole position in the qualifiers and being dropped down to 24th (last!) due to running out of fuel, to Schumacher and Senna crashing and being forced to retire, it was certainly a race that kept you on the edge of your seat!

Buy cheap car tyres online from the UK's friendliest tyre company!

At Grippy, we believe that saving money on tyres shouldn't mean sacrificing on quality. We believe in good old-fashioned tyre service, which means a fast, efficient response, high-quality tyres and an easy-to-use booking system. Rely on Grippy to provide the best prices for UK tyres online and keep you on the road.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Pirelli Tyres


Car Tyres


Formula One


F1 Racing



LED boat trailer lights are designed to offer high-power output and low-power consumption for ultra-bright and reliable illumination; they are sealed to resist UV-radiation, corrosion, and water

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Boating l December 12, 2012 lViews: 274

All these scooters are highly durable as they have been made using qualitative materials. They are ideal for extreme tricks, jumps and stunts for youngsters and are extremely light in weight. All

By: Simon Liva l Recreation & Sports > Extreme l November 24, 2012 lViews: 413

The interest in BMXing has grown massively over the past few years. With BMX hitting its peak in the 80's with freestyle riders, the sport has never looked back. Even more impressively BMX racing is

By: Alan Trotter l Recreation & Sports > Cycling l October 24, 2012 lViews: 452

Mountain biking has grown vastly over the years from simple, open entry competitions to global world cup and olympic events. There are still local enthusiasts and the sport has a dedicated following.

By: Philip Loughran l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 248

It's unfortunate but true that although summer holidays such as the 4th of July and Labor Day offer some of the best opportunities for families to get out and enjoy some quality time together, with

By: Dexter Luck l Recreation & Sports > Boating l July 10, 2012 lViews: 585

The term "Klunker" that for years became synonymous with heavy, clumsy machines, was actually the model of bike made by the Schwinn company that had something to do with the origins of freestyle

By: John D Meyers l Recreation & Sports > Mountain Biking l July 10, 2012 lViews: 270

NASCAR has had a rich and illustrious history since it's creation. This article talks about it's early foundation and national cup series.

By: Aiden Jeffersonl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl June 21, 2012 lViews: 216

Put together oval racing, road racing, and demolition derby and you have Figure 8 racing. The sport began way back in the late 1940s, just right after the Second World War. At the time, the tracks

By: A Schenkl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl June 08, 2012 lViews: 210

Formula One is the most glamorous and most expensive sports shows in this planet. An 81-year-old sportsman by the name of Bernie Ecclestone, one of the oldest pioneers of the sport, wants to impose a

By: Mio Dela Cruzl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 25, 2012 lViews: 237

After a lackluster 2009 season and two years in limbo, F1 racer Romain Grosjean is back in action and in the limelight of the 2012 F1 Grand Prix Championship. He's in the top 8 of the overall

By: Mio Dela Cruzl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 24, 2012 lViews: 194

Sidi Boots are famous for their impressive technological innovation, their remarkable comfort, durability and one of a kind design and style. They are developed to not merely be stylish, but they are

By: Ewan Smithl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 21, 2012 lViews: 288

Motocross clothing accessories generally includes jerseys, jackets, boots, helmets, pants, goggles, socks, t-shirts, hats and shoes. Motocross clothing is generally made up of a special material

By: Ewan Smithl Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 19, 2012 lViews: 178

While many of us are aware that there are things you should do if you find yourself in a driving emergency such as a skid, loss of steering or a sudden puncture in one of your car tyres, how many of

By: Mark Needhaml Automotive > Repairsl July 31, 2012 lViews: 200

Choosing new car tyres is something that many of us leave to the last minute, which leads to a rushed decision. Either we go with what we know and stick the same original equipment tyres on again,

By: Mark Needhaml Automotive > Repairsl July 31, 2012 lViews: 158

I don't know about you, but before I knew much about car tyres, I didn't really think it mattered much which rings of black rubber I chose to fit to my car. Depending on my current finances I would

By: Mark Needhaml Automotive > Repairsl July 27, 2012 lViews: 142

If you haven't heard about the upcoming change to the tyre labelling laws, then you obviously haven't been spending as much time reading and thinking about tyres as I have! In November it will become

By: Mark Needhaml Automotive > Repairsl July 26, 2012 lViews: 142

The Williams Formula One team had an eventful day at the Spanish Grand Prix, what with Maldonado winning for the first time since 2004, Senna retiring after a crash with Schumacher, and then a fire

By: Mark Needhaml Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 15, 2012 lViews: 166

We all know race cars tend to be vastly different from our average family saloon; they have different tyres, more powerful engines (obviously!), no need for back seats or extensive boot space. So it

By: Mark Needhaml Recreation & Sports > Auto Racingl May 03, 2012 lViews: 195

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus