Pirelli to debut new tyres at Hockenheim

17th July 2012

Pirelli has confirmed it is set to trial its new tyres, which will offer drivers a harder compound, at this Friday's (July 20th) practice session at Hockenheim, ahead of the German Grand Prix.

The Italian firm had hoped to trial the Pirelli tyres at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone earlier this month, but the extreme weather conditions put  paid to this.

Under the plans, Formula 1 drivers will receive two sets of the compounds for use on the Hockenheim track, with teams set to benefit from a wider operating window than the one used up until now.

Speaking ahead of the race, Pirelli motorsport chief Paul Hembery provided some insight into what to expect from the new tyres.

"The new hard tyre is not a big evolution, but it has a slightly wider working range, which should make it easier for the teams to get the tyres up to temperature and maintain them in the correct operating window," he said.

Pirelli has already nominated soft and medium compounds for use in Germany with Australian driver Mark Webber no doubt keen to keep up his good form, following victory at Silverstone.

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