Pirelli talks about greater chances of overtaking in season finale due to modifications made to Yas Marina

Pirelli talked about the Yas Marina Circuit, and addressed the changes fans can expect from the newly modified track.

The 2021 season finally concludes in Abu Dhabi. It has been an exceptional season full of twist and turns, and will be decided in the last corner in the United Arab Emirates.

The final race will see Pirelli bring in the softest tyres in their allocation. They will ship in the C3, C4 and C5 tyre compounds. These were the same tyres that were used in the 2020 race, which Max Verstappen won.

Pirelli talked about the Yas Marina Circuit, and gave an explanation as to what to expect from the revised track layout.

As quoted by The Checkered Flag, Pirelli Head of F1 and Car Racing Mario Isola said, “The Yas Marina circuit is a familiar venue for the final race of the year.

“But, the modifications to the track will provide a new twist and promises to give us an exciting conclusion to what has been a thrilling season.

“This will be the first time we face the new configuration, including some areas with new asphalt, but we have been able to rely on simulations and other information in advance to prepare.”

Pirelli is looking forward to burning some rubber one last time. Source: Getty Images

Technical bits

“In general, with the creation of some quicker turns, the track is now faster and with more overtaking opportunities,” he continued.

“The result of these changes are bigger vertical loads, especially on the front tyres. But we don’t expect the overall severity for the tyres to change significantly, which is why we’ve nominated the softest tyres in the range.

“After the race, the teams will have the chance to test with the final specification of 18-inch tyres for 2022 using mule cars. The first time we’ll see the definitive package of new tyres with 2022 cars in action will be during pre-season testing next year at the end of February,” he concluded.

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