Fernando Alonso with Alpine I hope to prepare for the important 2022 Formula 1 season as soon as possible. 13-inch tires will be replaced by 18-inch tires. The Spaniard was in charge of the third day of the rehearsal in Bahrain and was truly beaten: 144 circles.
Alonso rides on the wheels of the RS18, the same car (literally: the same unit) he used in the test in November to accommodate his return to the race.This “m son” is the same as his partner Esteban Ocon Employed the day before (Walked about 100 times), where Alpine took over Ferrari in these tests.
They roll on tuesday Charles Leclerc with Carlos Sainz, There is also an old car, although for them 18 inches Pirelli They are not new because they were tested in Jerez during the preseason.
The general feeling after these days is Satisfy. Pirelli obtains “feedback” with the help of drivers and teams, and avoids being accused of making tires that do not meet its needs like current composite materials.
In addition, for team technicians, Necessary to enable them to roll with these new wheels, Due to the increase in rim size, its behavior will be very different from the current behavior.
“That was a great test day in Bahrain”, Alonso stood out at the end of the day. “The new tires already feel good. We are in an encouraging stage of development. I hope that every lap we do today will help Pirelli better develop and understand 18-inch tires. Today, the team has performed well. Pirelli has won Useful information,” he said.
Alonso will be tested again on 18-inch tires after the Spanish GP Barcelona. This is the third day of testing scheduled in the Alps. Almost all teams will be tested throughout the year.