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McLaren completes 18-inch F1 tyre test at Paul Ricard

McLaren duo Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris got their first taste of 18-inch tyres after assisting Pirelli with its 2021 test programme in France this week. Pirelli is poised to introduce 18-inch rubber as part of the 2021 regulatory overhaul and has already started preliminary testing with the tyres. Following on from last month’s test with Renault reserve Sergey Sirotkin, McLaren regulars Sainz Jr. and Norris got behind the wheel at French Grand Prix venue Paul Ricard this week. Unfavourable weather conditions restricted Sainz Jr. to just 39 laps on Thursday before Norris added another 106 laps in sunnier and warmer conditions on Friday. Mercedes is set to assist Pirelli with its...
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