Pirelli hard tyre, Sepang, 2013

Pirelli plan tyre changes to prevent four-stoppers

2013 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Pirelli hard tyre, Sepang, 2013Pirelli say they will make changes to their tyres to ensure four-stop strategy races don’t become commonplace.

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said the Spanish Grand Prix was an especially demanding race “because of the unique characteristics of this circuit”.

Hembery said the layout of the Circuit de Catalunya led to “high levels of degradation, which should not be seen again to this extent for the rest of the year”.

“Our aim is to have between two and three stops at every race, so it?s clear that four is too many,” he said. “In fact, it?s only happened once before, in Turkey during our first year in the sport.”

“We?ll be looking to make some changes, in time for Silverstone, to make sure that we maintain our target and solve any issues rapidly.”

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