Pirelli confirmed it gained ‘plenty of useful information’ about the Formula One tyres for 2012 after the successful completion of the three-day young driver test which took place straight after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director, said: “Even though the young drivers did not have the same experience as the regular drivers, we were able to collect plenty of useful information and feedback.
“The results of the test were very much in line with our expectations, so we’re pleased with the work that has been carried out, in very demanding track conditions.
“This gives us a useful base to work from as we continue to refine our 2012 range of tyres, which should bring even more performance and spectacle to Formula One next year.”
All the teams participated in the test, which was designed for them to assess potential young drivers for the future. At the same time, Pirelli took advantage of the test to try out some of the new P Zero tyres that will be seen next year. The new front and rear profiles were assessed, together with a new potential soft compound.