Sebastian Vettel at Silverstone he was able for the first time to take to the track equipped with the 18-inch tires that Pirelli has prepared for his debut starting in 2022, when the F1 cars will be completely revolutionized by a technical regulation that marks a discontinuity that from Adrian Newey’s point of view had not occurred since 1982 in the Circus.
The Aston Martin driver was able to see that the new tires studied by Pirelli have pros and cons: “You can push more to the limit without them overheating – explained the four-time world champion as reported by the German newspaper Auto Motor und Sport – and offer more grip on curbs and in low and medium speed corners. In sections with this type of corner I was faster than the tires we currently use ”.
Speaking of curbs, however, Vettel expressed some concerns in terms of visibility: “The larger dimensions limit visibility to the front, a problem to which the mirrors also contribute. It was better when they were mounted on the Halo “. The Silverstone test combined with the simulations in which he participated in view of 2022 are of great concern to Vettel: “With the 2022 cars the situation will get even worse. I’m afraid the curbs will not be seen“.
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