Pre-season Formula 1 Tests: Barcelona 1
Pirelli's summary of the new tires tested in Spain at the Montmelò circuit.
Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director: “There are not too many conclusions you can read into the first test of the season, as teams are all trying different things with different specifications of car, making it quite hard to interpret from the outside the characteristics of each tyre. However, from the inside, all the data we have seen so far indicates that the overall tyre performance is about where we expected it to be, during both longer and shorter runs. Our biggest news was the debut of P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyre, which set the fastest time of the test and provided the extra performance we had aimed for, even though Barcelona is not the type of circuit it is particularly suited to.”