Formula 1

Fernando Alonso won't criticise Pirelli tyre change

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Fernando Alonso is refusing to be critical of Pirelli's mid-season change in tyre construction believing it is the same for everybody.

Pirelli have been the topic of discussion all season with the 2013 compounds much less durable than their 2012 predecessors provoking an angry response from some teams.

Later came the Spanish Grand Prix when the criticism really ramped up with a four-stop race creating a backlash not only from teams but also the fans.

Then following the Spanish GP the 'testgate' saga when it was revealed Pirelli and Mercedes completed a secret 1000km test at the Barcelona venue with Mercedes using a 2013 spec car.

After the high-degradation issues in Spain, Pirelli revealed it would change the tyres to reduce the number of stops per race also changing the inner belt from steel to kevlar following delaminations at Bahrain and Spain. However this was struck down by teams who were happy with the current tyres and later the FIA also blocked the moves.

However those barriers were quickly removed following multiple high speed tyre failures at the British Grand Prix, that called into question the safety of Pirelli's tyre construction.

A quick fix was introduced to stop the explosions in Germany with the kevlar belts installed and now a new tyre mixing the 2012 construction with 2013 compounds is coming for Hungary.

When asked about all the tyre issues Alonso admitted: "Pirelli has had a difficult situation this year, being unable to test the tyres," he is quoted by Brazil's Totalrace.

"Pirelli has been leaping from one to the other side, but in the end it's the same for everyone and we cannot complain," Alonso insisted.

"It is you (the individual teams and drivers) who has to adapt.

"We adapted well to the first tyres and not so well to the last ones, and now it is unknown who will adapt best to the tyres we will have in Hungary.

"But it's a problem for every team," the Ferrari driver added.

 

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://bit.ly/12evFlH

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Formula 1

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again