“I expect most races to be one stop” – Pirelli says most races in 2022 will be one stop races; F1 will lose its strategic turn
With the new regulations and 18-inch tires for the 2022 F1 season, Pirelli says there will be less tire degradation, so fewer pit stops.
Pirelli will offer 18-inch tires for 2022, as well as the car formed with the new regulations. Thus, the tires will behave differently in 2022 compared to 2021.
Pirelli boss Mario Isola in his request said most races in 2022 will see no more than one pit stop. Thus, we could see a decline in F1 strategies.
âWe expect performance to be consistent with the current tires, but the car is different, downforce is different and we might have a little difference in performance,â Isola said in an interview with International Technology Tire.
“I expect most races to be at one stop, just because if you have less degradation there is no reason to have more than one stop,” he said. stated, but went on to say that he doesn’t view it as negative. âIf we have very close races and we have some action on the right track, who cares about the pit stops? “
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Pirelli faces challenge of not using 2022 cars
Most of the tire tests were done with cars from 2018 or 2019. Therefore, there is no data on new size tires with cars for next year, and Isola sees this as a problem. .
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âEvery year, it’s the same. We never get the chance to test something on the final version of the car, âhe explained. “We’re still using cars that aren’t the ones we’re going to use next season, just because they’re not available, so that’s part of the challenge.”
âWith a larger diameter wheel, they had to trim the floor in the back and adjust the suspension. The teams had to work around the car in order to fit the new tires and adjust the ride height.
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