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Trulli hits out at Pirelli

Jarno Trulli: Pirelli says the FIA has asked them to make the tyres wear quickly. But I don't think this is the problem. In my opinion, the degradation is secondary to the balance on the track...

Jarno Trulli has voiced his concern about the new Pirelli tyres in the countdown to the F1 2011 season.

Pirelli will take over from Bridgestone this season as the sole tyre supplier and while a number of drivers have said the degradation is a lot higher, with Felipe Massa noting earlier this week that it's definitely not easy to look after them [see separate story – click here], Trulli has said the real issue in his view is the lack of balance.

“I think their development work was missing something,” the Team Lotus man told Autosprint. “The tyres are not balanced yet. I think this is the biggest problem at the moment.

“Pirelli says the FIA has asked them to make the tyres wear quickly. But I don't think this is the problem.

“In my opinion, the degradation is secondary to the balance on the track. At the moment when you have the new tyres there is initially understeer and then after three laps the behaviour is different - you have impossible oversteer instead,” he added.



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21.02.2011- Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
21.02.2011- Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
21.02.2011- Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
21.02.2011- Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11
11/2/2011- Jarno Trulli (ITA), Team Lotus, TL11

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Bryan G - Unregistered

February 25, 2011 8:00 AM

I am puzzled to say the least as to why the powers that be would want tyres that degrade quickly and require to be replaced frequently during a race.It appears that we will be back to the situation we had before where all overtaking will be in the pits.Drivers who try to race will be penalised by failing tyres and winners will probably be the slower drivers - is this F1 racing? With the Kers and variable wing regulations last laps are going to be interesting as nobody will want to lead a last lap as pursuers will be able to use the systems and the leader will not - it gets nuttier by the minute.



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