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GP Week : Issue 199
+1000 pages 624 pages Don’t stay out of the Business ! The only reference books that keep you updated with motor racing Motorsports Formula One Each new edition 100% researched & updated ! In depth information on the major players of the 2014 field. Teams, drivers, engine manufacturers, cars, key people, sponsors & suppliers, media, marketing & PR, organisers, circuits, officials, etc. Companies and key people with positions, contact details, emails, addresses, websites, logo, color portrait pictures and a lot more. Tel: +44 (0) 20 71930 686 - Email: email@example.com Order now on our secure website - www.whoworksin.com Pirelli’s 2015 F1 tyres will be developed for use without tyre warmers. Pirelli’s F1 boss Paul Hemberey (above) confirmed the news in Bahrain, which appeared to be generally well-received by team representatives. “There are two aspects to the ban on tyre blankets,” explained Pat Symonds. “I think it started as a sort of cost-saving thing which is perhaps questionable. Yes, the blankets cost some money, shipping them around the world costs some money but using a Formula One car to heat up tyres costs an awful lot more. “That said, I rather like the idea of having to manage the tyres in a different way. I think it would be good if a car comes out of the pits and it doesn’t automatically keep the position that it’s got, that it has to fight for it. We see that in GP2 and I think it does improve the spectacle. “I do think that the biggest problem is that we’re going to see probably a nine psi increase in tyre pressures between the minimum that we have to go out on and with the – let’s face it – rather old-fashioned high profiles that we use. That’s quite significant. If we had a lower profile tyre with a stiffer side-wall and a lower volume of air cavity, it would certainly be much easier to manage.” Mercedes’ Paddy Lowe echoed Symonds’ thoughts: “It’s been an idea discussed over many, many years and the real challenge is about the pressure increase that you have with the temperature and what that causes is a real problem – the cold pressure, having a safe cold pressure that is then properly policed, given that the hot pressure will be well above the optimum for the tyre. “We actually tested the tyre without blankets in February when we were here at the Bahrain test and we were quite surprised how quickly it came in, actually. There had been a belief it would take two or three laps or so, but you could get a lap going on the first timed lap, so that was a pleasant surprise but it doesn’t take away the problem of the pressure that I mentioned, so that would have to be solved.” F1 >>> nEWs TYrE WArMErS OUT FOr 2015 10 GPWEEK.com // 10 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: