Pirelli brings 2013 Formula One tire prototype to Interlagos

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Pirelli brings 2013 Formula One tire prototype to Interlagos

Paul Hembery:

“We’ll be bringing some of our 2013 prototype tires to Brazil in order for the teams to get a taste of them during free practice. With no testing until February otherwise, this will be an extremely valuable opportunity for them to see what our new tires arelike as they finalize their 2013 cars – so let’s hope that it doesn’t rain on Friday! Both the compounds and construction will be different, which means that the characteristics of the new tires will be altered, with a wider working range and some compounds that are slightly more aggressive. We’ve yet to finalize where exactly all the compounds will sit in relation to each other, which is why we are calling the tire to be used in Brazil a ‘prototype’ rather than giving it a specific nomination, but it will be very representative of our general design philosophy next year. We’re looking forward to hearing the feedback from the teams about it, and of course sending our 2012 tires out in style at what is usually a very demanding and thrilling race in Brazil, watched by some of the most passionate and welcoming fans in the world.”


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