Pirelli’s F1 director confirms that Mugello – which will host the Tuscany Grand Prix on September 13th – is a difficult circuit for tyres.
F1 will compete in the Tuscany GP in Italy, one week after the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
The last time Pirelli ran a modern car at the Mugello circuit was at a test in 2012, but since then F1 and tyres have changed a lot, so Pirelli has very little data on the track.
“It’s great to now have a ten-race calendar. Mugello is a circuit we know because we have raced there with other series. It’s a circuit we know because we’ve raced there with other series,” said Mario Isola, Pirelli F1 Director.
“It’s a track that is quite hard on the tyres, so we have to be well prepared for it.
“In mid-September, it is also possible to have high temperatures. The last time we went there with a Formula 1 car was in 2012, so it’s been a very long time.
“But we are really happy to have a second race in Italy, because we are Italians and therefore we like the idea of a second race in Italy. I hope it will be a great race and a great celebration on this beautiful circuit. ”
A few weeks ago, the Scuderia Ferrari ran its 2018 season car on Mugello for a day of private testing with its two drivers.