During the final day of the first pre-season tests in Barcelona, where the riders currently are testing the rain tyres on an artificially wetted the track, the Pirelli tyres came to the conclusion that without the modernization of trains they can not do. Presumably a new version of wet tyres will be the Grand Prix of China.
“We need to change the working range of compositions, – said the head of Motorsport Pirelli Paul Chambre. – In any case we had planned this rubber Wet.
Given that in the upcoming season, all starts will be given even after several laps behind the safety car, we still intended to do it.
Last year drivers complained that can’t bring rain tires to work properly.
We have been working on this issue, but today it was obvious that Intermediate also a problem, though the pilots asked us not to change the tires. It became clear that the large tyre width effect on the characteristics, and now we understand that we have to work with this squad”.
Hembry also added that Pirelli does not preclude the emergence of two variants of rain compounds.
“We may want to implement two versions of the tyres fitted – one for warm and humid conditions, the other – for more cool, like Silverstone or Spa, – continued the head. – I hope that for the Grand Prix of China will be ready the new version of the rubber”.
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