Pirelli offers first look at wider 2017 F1 tyres

As part of the planned overhaul of the sport’s technical regulations next year, Pirelli will be supplying teams with much wider tyres, reminiscent of those used in the early 1990s.
The tyres have not yet been tested, with the Italian firm’s 2017 development programme having so far been limited to running 2016-size tyres with certain elements of next year’s rubber.
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Mercedes yet to get the best from new ultrasoft – Lowe

Red Bull had the edge over Mercedes in practice on Thursday, but Lowe says that the opportunity to use the “rest day” for a thorough analysis of tyre data will give the team the chance to bounce back.
“We didn’t run the ultrasoft in the Barcelona tests, and we hadn’t run it all until Thursday,” he said.
“But that’s not a terrible omission – running the ultrasoft around Barcelona in … Keep reading

Sainz warns Toro Rosso practice showing “counts for little”

The Spaniard ended second practice sixth fastest, one place behind teammate Daniil Kvyat, as both Toro Rosso drivers finished ahead of Ferrari as well as midfield rivals Williams and Force India.
But Sainz says that nothing can be taken for granted, as he expects other teams to up their game considerably on Saturday.
“It was a bit of a surprise for us to be in front of teams like … Keep reading