Pirelli have heard the concerns over the tire wear and degradation rates at the first four grands prix and answered…with an even steeper challenge.
The Italian tire maker will be bringing the soft and hard compound tires to the Spanish Grand Prix and this represents the first time the company has skipped a step or brought non-sequential compounds to a race. Pirelli boss Paul Hembery said:
“We’ve nominated the soft and hard tyre in order to highlight performance differences that will create a different challenge for the teams, showcasing both the speed and durability of our products,” Hembery said.
“There is a whole step in between our two nominations for the first time this year and this should allow the teams to come up with a number of different tyre strategies that could make a big difference to the final outcome.
“With many teams having expanded their knowledge of our tyre range and tested new components at Mugello, we’re expecting a closely-fought Spanish Grand Prix – and maybe even the fifth different winner in five races.”
What do you think? Think this is the way to keep things mixed up? Will it present even a bigger challenge that what we’ve seen so far? Is it the answer the teams were hoping for? Let us know in the comment section below.