La F1 returns to the Italian circuit of Imola to compete in the 2021 edition of the Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna within the framework of the second date of the World Cup this season. For this commitment, Pirelli will have its three compounds from the mid-zone of the P Zero F1 range: C2, as P Zero Blanco (hard); C3, as P Zero Yellow (medium); Y C4, such as P Zero Red (soft). This is the same nomination seen in the race that opened the championship, the Bahrain Grand Prix, and that allowed numerous strategic variants.
It is also identical to the nomination used in the last race held in Imola exactly six months ago, although the tire carcass is different for better durability and allow lower inflation pressures to prevent overheating. At the 2020 appointment, the GP program included a single 90-minute free practice session; this year there will be three one-hour batches.
The C2, C3 and C4 tires are perfectly adapted to this changing layout and are ideal for the diverse weather that the area registers in spring, it cannot be ignored that the championship moves to Europe much earlier than usual.
Imola is an old-school track that offers an interesting technical challenge to drivers and teams. Its layout alternates many types of curves and speeds that put all aspects of the car to the test. Plus, with just one race held here since 2006, teams don't have much data to work on.
The team Mercedes will stay in Imola for the week to continue with the 2022 tire development program. On Tuesday and Wednesday after GP they will ride with 18 "slick tires in what will be the fourth rehearsal session, after those held in Jerez and Bahrain.
“After an exciting start to the season in Bahrain, we arrived in Imola with the same tire designation. Now, we are facing a circuit with diametrically opposite characteristics and to which we arrived as title sponsors, with the aim of demonstrating the prestige of Made in Italy to the world ”, explained Mario isola, responsible for Pirelli in the F.1.
“Even though the last race held here took place just six months ago, the conditions in April have nothing to do with those in November. In any case, we continue to believe that the teams will face the race with a one-stop tactic, due to the difficulties of overtaking and the time it takes to cross the pit lane. The safety car appearances made the difference last year, so there are many questions about this weekend's appointment ”, He added.
COLD PRESSURES (dry)
- 21,0 psi | 1,45 bar (front) |
- 19,0 psi | 1,31 bar (rear)
- -3,50 ° (front) |
- -2,00 ° (behind)