With one F1 tyres test session already under their belt, it looks like Pirelli won’t be getting any tips from the outgoing tyres supplier Bridgestone.
For although they are not competitors on the track, that doesn’t mean Bridgestone will be falling over themselves to share the information they have gleaned from the sport to Pirelli, according to Planet-F1.com.
Pirelli are set to take over from Bridgestone as F1’s tyre supplier next season and have already conducted their first test.
The Italian tyre manufacturer spent two days at Mugello last week with German racing driver Nick Heidfeld using a 2009 Toyota chassis to test the tyres.
Pirelli already have further test scheduled, but it’s likely they will need as much track-time as possible since they won’t be getting any help from Bridgestone.
“I am sure as a supplier of GP3, Pirelli has already collected enough information for Formula One,” a Bridgestone spokesman told motorsport-magazine.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team