Formula 1 News

Pirelli 'has promised' to change tyres - Marko

The 2013 Pirelli Formula One tyres have been criticised by top teams Red Bull and Mercedes.
Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24th, 2013 (GMM) - Dr Helmut Marko says Pirelli "has promised" to change its tyre compounds in time for next month's Bahrain grand prix.

Together with Mercedes, Red Bull has been pushing F1's Italian supplier to change tack after claiming the 2013 tyres are penalising the best cars.

"There are definitely signs about a change of the compound," Mercedes' Toto Wolff was quoted as saying by SID news agency.

"In all probability, either in Bahrain or maybe after," he added.

Officially, motor sport director Paul Hembery insists Pirelli would only change its tyres mid-season if all the teams make a "unanimous" request.

"That is definitely not the case," he said.

But Red Bull's Marko said on Sunday: "We are having to tell our drivers to go through the fastest sections not as fast as they can, because it's too high a load for the tyres.

"Of course we have had serious talks (with Pirelli)," he told German television Sky.

"I think Pirelli has realised (the situation) and we have been promised that other compounds will come to Bahrain at the latest," added Marko.

Your Comments

 

Formula 1 News

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mercedes on top in final 2014 practice

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vergne splits with Toro Rosso

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 384
2 Nico Rosberg 317
3 Daniel Ricciardo 238
4 Valtteri Bottas 186
5 Sebastian Vettel 167
6 Fernando Alonso 159
1 Mercedes 701
2 Red Bull Racing 405
3 Williams F1 320
4 Ferrari 214
5 McLaren 187
6 Sahara Force India 152

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Island, Yas Marina Circuit
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Felipe Massa
Williams F1
3
Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
Fastest Lap

Daniel Ricciardo
1'44.496s

Pole Position

Nico Rosberg

View all »

 

Follow Us