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Revised tyres to be tested but not raced in Canada 29 May 2013

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Formula One racing’s official tyre suppliers Pirelli have announced that they will be providing revised specification tyres in Friday's free practice sessions only in Canada, not for the whole Grand Prix weekend as had been expected. Updated tyres are instead set to make their race debut in next month’s British Grand Prix.

Pirelli had originally intended to alter their 2013 tyres in order to reduce wear and cut the number of pit stops in races. However, changes will now be aimed primarily at preventing the instances seen in recent races of the tyre tread detaching itself from the tyre structure. Performance and wear characteristics will not be altered significantly.

“In order to provide some testing time before any new range of tyres is introduced, the P Zero White medium and P Zero Red supersoft for Canada will be in exactly the same specification as that which the teams started the season, with no adjustments,” said Pirelli.

“(The) new tyre will be brought to Canada as an experimental tyre for free practice, as allowed by the current regulations. Each driver will receive two sets of this new medium compound for use during Friday’s two sessions only.

“Following feedback from the teams and drivers, the new specification of tyre is then set to be introduced from the British Grand Prix at the end of June, and will remain in place until the end of the year.”

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