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Hungarian Grand Prix: Hembery pleased with new tyres

"Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes used their tyres perfectly," says Pirelli director of motorsport after Hungarian Grand Prix.
Pirelli director of motorsport Paul Hembery said that he was pleased by how the new-specification Pirelli tyres had performed this weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite the searing track temperatures in Budapest and the tough nature of the tight and twisting Hungaroring.

"The extremely high temperatures meant that everything on the cars, including the tyres, was put through a tough test but nevertheless both compounds performed extremely well," he said. "We saw a wide variety of strategies, which relied on close racing and some brilliant overtaking manoeuvres.

"Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes used their tyres perfectly, in some of the hottest conditions of the year so far, to take a deserved win from pole position," he added. "A well-thought tyre strategy certainly contributed to his win when he gained track position at the beginning of the race and then pitted before his direct rivals, controlling the pace of the race.

"Congratulations also to Kimi Raikkonen and Lotus, who showed what is possible with a two-stop strategy and optimal tyre management."

Find out more from Paul in his video review of the 2013 Grand Prix of Hungary below.

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