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Red Bull, Haas, Williams complete Pirelli test at Silverstone

Three Formula 1 teams have completed running for Pirelli at Silverstone as part of the company’s ongoing tyre development.

Red Bull, Haas and Williams stayed on after the British Grand Prix to carry out testing, using Pirelli’s prototype 2019 tyres, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Fine weather prevailed throughout the two days of running, with slightly lower temperatures than experienced during the preceding Grand Prix weekend.

Tester Sebastien Buemi and regular driver Max Verstappen shared duties for Red Bull, while Williams handed track time to Robert Kubica, and Haas used Romain Grosjean.

The quartet racked up 509 laps of Silverstone across the two days.

As per usual, the running is completed ‘blind’, with Pirelli dictating the run plan and data gathered at the test shared between all teams, while teams are not permitted to run development parts.

Pirelli’s next test is scheduled to take place at French Grand Prix venue Paul Ricard in early September.

McLaren will be the sole team present, with the aim of carrying out running on Wet tyres.

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