News from Pirelli a Preliminary review of the Grand Prix of Canada
For the Grand Prix of Canada selected tires of the same types as for the race in Monaco - soft and Supersoft, but they have to face other difficulties.The canadian route is more demanding from the point of view of the tires than the track in Monaco, which leads to a higher degree of wear and reduction characteristics of the tires. The most significant load is applied in the longitudinal i.e., during acceleration and braking and not in the transverse direction rotation. These factors influence the degree of wear and reduction characteristics of tires in Canada. The nature of the track gives more possibilities to use tyre strategy to win back the positions on the track. Last year, for example, racers implemented various strategic decisions. In principle, the load on the tires is not prohibitive, due to the asphalt with a low coefficient of adhesion. But there are enough high-curbs, requiring the use of tires with durable frame. In addition, the route is known, the load exerted on the brakes. Weather is also an important factor in this semi-permanent track that brings into the equation is another element of unpredictability.Paul Hembery, Director of the division of Pirelli Motorsport "the Race in Canada is often one of the best races of the season. For local trails distinctive set of qualities that are not found anywhere else. The result often surprises happen. You can win after starting from the end of the grid, especially if you use a thought-out strategy if it starts raining or if it leaves the car security all of the above is possible in Montreal. And again we have selected the soft and Supersoft tyres Supersoft rubber compound type radically revised for the current season to give it greater resistance to granulation and bubbling. In cool weather conditions, which is often the case in Montreal, the teams have to commend this improved resistance to granulation. In Canada can happen with anything, so the best strategy is one that involves a certain degree of flexibility, the team was able to react to changing circumstances. As we saw in Monaco, strategy can play a decisive role."Difficulties from the point of view of tyresFor canadian tracks is characterized by a low degree of cohesion, and this is especially evident in the beginning of the race weekend when the track in the former Olympic village is not rolled, as it is not very actively used during the year. Low degree of coupling remains in the race, and this is one of the main reasons why so many pilots get acquainted with the infamous "wall of Champions", after which often leaves the safety car.An equally important factor Grand Prix of Canada act curbs the cars driving on them at a speed of about 130 kmh, which can test the strength of the tire carcass. It is worth noting that during laboratory tests" class="posttag">tests in Milan formulary tires spin up to a speed of 450 km/h to test their abilities beyond normal operating conditions. The result The tire carcass remains intact.Unlike Monaco, Montreal race cars are set up for low downforce to increase the speed more than 300 km/h on the straights. In Canada there is no real gradual turns in fact, the course consists of acceleration and braking, but the main burden falls on the brakes, which in the past have caused difficulties to some teams. Pilots need to be extremely careful to avoid slipping, which accelerates tire wear.Strategy and the winner of the Grand Prix last year In the race last year used a variety of strategies with one or two pit stops. There were two periods of staying on track of the safety car. The race was won by Daniel ricciardo from Red Bull team. He implemented a strategy with two races in the pits, and a leader on fresher tyres for two laps before the finish. The pilots that finished in the final minutes of the first four lines, visited the pits twice, and above all of the drivers, that made one pit stop, was the pilot of the Force India Nico Hulkenberg, who took fifth place he started on the soft tires and drove on them 41 the circle before he moved on Supersoft tyres.Expect the time difference to overcome racing laps on the tires of different types from 1.0 to 1.2 seconds.Team Pirelli chooses race numbers 84, Stella Narciso press officer on Formula 1"Being a book lover, I would chose number "84" in 1984 saw the light and one of my favorite books George Orwell. Like a real neapolitana, I believe in lucky numbers tell me a number, and I'll tell you what it means.".