The Pirelli CEO, on the other hand, expresses his worries over the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. He introduced new technical upgrades to make the race more happening.
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The official tire supplier for the series released the tire module for the first 3 races. They will feature the new 18-inch wheels this season.
However the new 18-inch tires had a difficult time in Bahrain Grand Prix due to the high temperatures. The hardest combination of C1, C2, and C3 tires used in the season opener in Bahrain, didn’t really work up to the mark. The reason was the temperature condition of the gulf.
In Addition to that according to Mario Isola he believes that the Saudi Arabian GP is going to be a completely new challenge for the F1 teams compared to the season opener in Bahrain.
New Variants of Tires for F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Pirelli has revealed which new tire compounds will be used at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. According to him, teams will again have access to the C2, C3 and C4 compounds.
As the new 18-inch tires had a difficult time in Bahrain due to the high temperatures. If used same this will be put to the test again this week in Jeddah.
Pirelli will use the same set of compounds means the C2 (hard tires, x2 sets), C3 (medium tires, x3 sets), and C4 (soft tires, x8 sets) this weekend. It is one step softer than the tires used in last weekend’s race in Bahrain Grand Prix.
Moreover, Pirelli is suggesting that every team should take the free practice sessions seriously; he also believes that the second practice should be the most important one. As it is the only practice session that replicates the time and condition for the main race.
Will the drivers be using the new variants of tires for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this year? Well looks like this is yet to be announced but as we see the temperature rising in the gulf, it seems like they have to take the chance and experiment it for the sake of experience
The only reason for the changes is to improve race conditions ahead of the Saudi Grand Prix. Gear up for the season’s most thrilling race on Sunday, March 27th, 2022 in Jeddah Corniche Circuit.