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Pirelli boss confident ahead of next season

Pirelli boss thinking positively ahead of next season, despite current storm surrounding tyre manufacturer
Pirelli boss, Paul Hembery says he is confident that the tyre manufacturer will remain in Formula One next season.

Pirelli have been heavily criticised in recent races for both their tyre selection for upcoming races and for their role in the controversial 1000km tyre test with Mercedes after the Spanish Grand Prix in May.

Lotus were one of the team's that publically questioned Pirelli's tyre choices for the British, German and Hungarian Grand Prix, with trackside operator, Alan Permane, claiming the selected tyres are 'too hard.'

But Pirelli's motorsport director, Paul Hembery says the company will not crack under pressure, and is confident of their prospects for 2014: "An easy reaction would be to say 'this is madness, get out,'” he told SkySports.

“But we are a company that likes to provide solutions and we want to use this as an opportunity to take things forward and make a change for the better of the sport.

“We are trying to look at things positively. We want to stay in the sport, we have enjoyed much of it and I think it shows the strength of the company that despite much of the comment now, we know we are better than that and we need to go forward.

"The season still has a long way to go and hopefully this period is marked as a period and is not reflective of the whole season and we can get back to concentrating on what my friends tell me has been a great season to watch."

Pirelli, along with Mercedes, will appear in front of the FIA international tribunal on Thursday to discuss the 'secret' 1000km tyre test from last month.

Hembery believes the tribunal will represent a good opportunity for Pirelli to state their side of the story, and that it will allow them to improve for the future: “There are a lot of things being said that aren't quite correct,” he added.

“We would like the opportunity to explain our situation in particular and we will participate with willingness.

“From our point of view, obviously there are two aspects to the enquiry, but from Pirelli's point of view yes, we hope it will mean we have a better chance of doing our job better. That is all we are trying to do - do our job in quite difficult circumstances."




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14.04.2013- Race, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director
09.06.2013- Race, Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorspor Director
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20.04.2012- Free Practice 3, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director and Mario Isola (ITA), Sporting Director Pirelli
20.04.2012- Free Practice 3, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director and Mario Isola (ITA), Sporting Director Pirelli
20.04.2012- Free Practice 3, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director
19.04.2013- Free Practice 2, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director
15.03.2013- Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director
18.04.2014- Friday Press Conference, To: Pat Fry (GBR), Technical Director (Chassis), Scuderia Ferrari, Charlie Whiting (GBR), Race director and safety delegate, Yasuhisa Arai (JPN) Honda, Andrew Cowell (GBR) Mercedes , Rob White (GBR) Renault Sport
18.04.2014- Friday Press Conference, Andrew Cowell (GBR) Mercedes
18.04.2014- Friday Press Conference, To: Pat Fry (GBR), Technical Director (Chassis), Scuderia Ferrari, Charlie Whiting (GBR), Race director and safety delegate, Yasuhisa Arai (JPN) Honda, Andrew Cowell (GBR) Mercedes , Rob White (GBR) Renault Sport
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18.04.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.04.2014- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.04.2014- Free Practice 2, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
18.04.2014- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29
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JACKBEE

June 18, 2013 12:41 PM

Personally, I think all this faffing about with different compounds is crazy,expensive and certainly not good for Pirellis image with Joe Public. My solution....at the start of the season they say " Here you are fellas, here's one hard, one soft, one inter. and here's one full wet and one inter wet. Off you go build your cars to suit them cos' they aint changing all season!"



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