Pirelli has confirmed that it will not race its new tyre construction after receiving inconsistent response from teams, which tested the new Pirelli rubber at Monza and Spa.
The Italian tyre manufacturer had developed a new tyre compound on the basis of current specification to withstand debris and kerbs. Pirelli had planned to introduce this new tyres at Malaysian Grand Prix next month.
After testing the new tyres in practise sessions of Spa and Monza, teams were giving inconsistent feedback to Pirelli. This forced Pirelli to come to a decision of not introducing the new tyres in 2016. So the new tyres will no longer be tested and they will be incorporated in 2017 spec tyres.
The main reason for this inconsistent feedback is, the teams failed to test back to back to deliver stable results. Pirelli's Mario Isola said that teams were complaining about lack of grip compared to current tyress. So many teams did not test the tyres in right conditions. So altogether Pirelli will be coming up with its new tyres in 2017.