Pirelli Boss Discusses Potential Tyre Blanket Ban in Formula 1
Mario Isola, the head of Pirelli, has revealed that a decision regarding the potential ban on tyre blankets in Formula 1 is expected to be made next week. The sport is considering outlawing the use of tyre blankets from 2024, with Pirelli conducting extensive testing to develop new tyre compounds that would be better suited for this change.
The ban on tyre blankets would have significant implications for the immediate grip and performance available to drivers as they leave the pits. Safety is a key concern as Pirelli fine-tunes the compounds to ensure they meet the necessary standards before the potential ban is implemented.