Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola has backed Formula 1’s plan for extended pre-season testing ahead of the 2022 season.

After only having three days to test their 2021 challengers, Formula 1 has put together a provisional schedule for next winter which will see six days of test running instead – split between Bahrain and Barcelona.

With a whole raft of changes coming to the cars for next year, Pirelli say not only will it be beneficial for the teams when learning about their new cars, it will be key for their tyre development.

A full new range of compounds is being built by Pirelli along with the move to 18-inch wheels, which has been introduced with the aim of allowing drivers to push harder without their tyres overheating.

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