Pirelli showcases 18-inch tyre concept
9 July 2014 – Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has officially presented its experimental 18-inch wheel concept, to be tested by the Lotus team on the second and final day of the post-British Grand Prix gathering at Silverstone.
When it announced the plan last week, the Italian manufacturer insisted that it is not trying to force change, but made its view clear that a switch to lower profile tyres would bring Formula 1 closer to the road car industry.
Journalists and photographers gathered outside the Lotus garage in the Silverstone pit lane for a first-hand look at the proposed design at 09:20 local time (GMT +1) on Wednesday, as in-season testing action resumed.
The tyre will be trialled exclusively on the the team's E22, with third driver Charles Pic behind the wheel.