Technical Director Williams Pat Symonds said that it is not always criticism of the Pirelli rubber is justified, because often the drivers are trying to cover their mistakes.
This season Pirelli have often been criticized mainly because of the design of their rain tyres – especially after the Grand Prix of Brazil. Battered and dry sets, in particular after the race in Spielberg, when Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari at the 27th lap of the race there was a burst tyre. Pirelli even tried to strengthen their tires, but that’s not much help.
Symonds believes that many riders are justified in saying that the behavior of rubber caught them by surprise, and so forth, because the probability of this actually very small.
“Pirelli brought to the race 2000 sets, and a maximum of one or two of them may be defective, and it is an absolute exception, – said the technical Director. – If you are faced with this, all immediately obvious.
For all the time that we put the Pirelli rubber, this happened a couple of times. So in most cases racers just looking for an excuse.”
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