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Pirelli confirms Canadian changes

"It's worth underlining that the current regulations for winter tests limit the opportunity to test the tyres under the same conditions as the race season because of the lower temperature and restricted time. The teams are of the same opinion as we are in wanting longer testing times and different locations for the next tests. We developed the 2013 tyres on the basis of careful simulations that were, however, not sufficient, taking into account the improved speed of cars (up to 3 seconds per lap).

"We've also taken this step to avoid the delaminations that were caused by track debris. It's important to point out that these delaminations, which occur when the tread comes off, do not compromise the safety of the tyres as the core structure of the tyre is not affected in any way, helping drivers to complete the lap and to change the damaged tyres safely. These delaminations were due to damage from debris that overheated the tread.

“We'd like to thank all the teams for their continued and extremely valued support as we worked with them to identify the correct compromise between the pure speed that makes us the world leader in the Ultra High Performance sector and a global spectacle that is easy for Formula One fans to follow.”





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pete - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:23 PM

And they say Ferrari has a lot of influence in F1.... I guess a 4th place finish for Vettel is not possible.... he did finish near his qualifying position didn't he? Teams that have found the tires work on their cars: Lotus, Ferrari, McLaren, Force india Teams that whine that the tires don't work for their cars: RBR, Mercedes, Williams Read what DiResta said about the tires.

walrus909

May 14, 2013 2:22 PM
Last Edited 464 days ago

@Richard Just my usual sarcasm. I don't hate any team or driver, just these awful tyres. It is a heck of a coincidence though the timing of this. 10 teams complain for three years and it even gets worse. RBR makes one squeak and suddenly it's a problem and they say they will make changes. BTW, anyone making decisions on what road tyre to buy based on racing compounds is being silly.



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