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German Grand Prix: Pirelli confirms tyre changes

“What happened at Silverstone was completely unexpected and it was the first time that anything like this has ever occurred in more than a century of Pirelli in motorsport,” Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery said. “These incidents, which have upset us greatly, have stressed the urgency of the changes that we already suggested – which will be introduced during for free practice in Germany on Friday.

“We would like to acknowledge the willingness of the FIA, FOM teams, and drivers to act quickly to find an immediate solution to the problem. In particular, the adoption of winter tests, arranged with the FIA, that are more suitable for tyre development and the possibility of carrying out in-season testing will contribute to the realisation of tyres with increasingly improved standards of safety and performance.

“I'd like to re-emphasise the fact that the 2013 range of tyres, used in the correct way, is completely safe. What happened at Silverstone though has led us to ask for full access to real time tyre data to ensure the correct usage and development of tyres that have the sophistication we were asked to provide and extremely high performance that has lowered lap times by more than two seconds on average. While we wait for a change in the rules, we will introduce tyres that are easier to manage.”





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paulbysea

July 02, 2013 10:04 PM

Deliberately putting a tyre on the wrong side,running the wrong pressure and having a camber angle the tyre wasn't designed for is reckless at best and damn right dangerous at worst. I wonder how many teams and drivers will apologise for the comments they made about the tyres on Sunday!!

csmith

July 03, 2013 1:55 AM

banditfan, there is a separate video on how much camber each team / driver uses and compares it to their driving styles. if you are a racing driver, you would have known it. it doesnt need calibrated eyeballs. It just needs some thinking and analysis. we use our brain for that



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