Pirelli Announces Test of New Tire Compound for 2016
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News November 04, 2015
Pirelli has confirmed testing of their new ultra-soft tire at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Although the test will focus mainly on slick tire development, will give teams the chance to test the new ultra-soft tire, which will debut next year alongside super-soft, soft, medium and hard. During the test, teams will not be allowed to try new parts or alter their cars during the day.
"Teams have been asked to run preferably race or reserve drivers, and they will not be allowed to try new parts nor alter the cars during the test, Pirelli said”. Pirelli will define the test program for each car, to enhance the quality of feedback given on the new compound. Participation is voluntary but Pirelli says all teams will field one car each.
Pirelli confirmed the new tire compound will be marked with a purple band after 85 percent vote for the color over silver in a public vote.