Let us remember that the Pirelli range for this campaign goes from C0 to C5, with the first of them being the hardest and, from there, each step is softer than the previous one.
But the C0 tire has not been used in any Grand Prix this year, as it was too hard a compound. Therefore, Pirelli has decided to remove it from the ‘equation’ for next season.
“As usual, on Tuesday after the Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi – there will be a test day in which each team will present two cars: one for young drivers and another, in theory, to test tires,” commented the head of the sports branch of Pirelli, Mario Isola.
“However, there will be no new compounds to test: the FIA recently announced that the 2024 compounds will be the same as this year, with the only change being that there will now be five instead of six available, due to the removal of C0,” has added.
In any case, Pirelli believes that the test will provide the teams with good information for next year.
“The test could be useful for teams to work on tire management by collecting data for next season. Teams will have a predetermined tire allocation for the test.”
“The car that will do the tire work will have 10 sets available in the test, which will be one C1, one C2, two C5 and three sets of C4 and C3 each. Meanwhile, the youth car will have two sets of C3 available and C5, as well as four games of C4,” he added.
Regarding the Abu Dhabi GP, Mario wanted to highlight that the circuit “is at the lower end of the scale in terms of tire demands”, and that is why they opted for its three softest compounds.