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Pirelli aims for faster tyres in 2013

Pirelli hopes to provide faster tyres for F1 teams by 2013
Pirelli is planning to make F1 tyres 'significantly faster' by 2013 and could elect to develop a special tyre specifically for qualifying.

Speaking to Auto Motor und Sport in Valencia during the European Grand Prix weekend, Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery discussed a range of proposals that are being considered in an attempt to improve the show still further after a successful return to the sport this season.

The performance of Pirelli's tyres thus far has been viewed as a key element in the racing seen to date in 2011 but Hembery said there was still room for improvement.

“After Silverstone we will get together and show the teams a few things,” he said. “Maybe we will increase the number of different tyres; maybe we'll bring three compounds to a race, maybe with a total of six to choose from.

“I don't know yet. There are a lot of ideas."

As well as quicker tyres to fit in with a change in F1 regulations in 2013, a 'super-sticky' qualifying tyre could be developed which would be good for one quick lap.

“In the end for something like that, the decision is with the teams,” Hembery added. “They might say no.”

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Steveo - Unregistered

June 29, 2011 9:46 AM

It's crazy, should be just two types of tyres, apart from inters and full wets. Qualies and a race tyre that will last the full distance and while there about it how about larger rims with low profile jobs like a road car. Get rid of the pit stop crap. So they actually have to race.

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