Hembery:”Pirelli Will Provide the Teams with a new Range of Tyres Mixing the Stability of 2012 and the Performance of 2013″
It’s important to point out that these delaminations, which occur when the tread comes off, do not compromise the safety of the tyres as the core structure of the tyre is not affected in any way, helping drivers to complete the lap and to change the damaged tyres safely.
“..Everybody knows that Barcelona is quite a hard track on the tyres as well. But I managed them quite well and left a pretty decent gap to Jolyon Palmer the whole race and then Felipe Nasr came back and he was quite quick. I still had some tyres left so I could pull away a bit. That’s how I won.”
Alonso also set a new record by becoming the only driver to win the Spanish Grand Prix from a far down as fifth on the grid, demonstrating how tyre strategy can be used to gain track position.
Milan, May 6, 2013 – The P Zero Orange hard compound and P Zero White medium compound have been nominated for the Spanish Grand Prix, but there will be some changes to the tyres at the famous Circuit de Catalunya this year. The P Zero Orange hard compound has evolved, with the [...]
As expected, competitors faced a challenging cocktail of tricky stages, loose and buried stones, and conditions that combined rain, fog and mud. The MICHELIN LATITUDE Cross S2 took all these difficulties in its stride, however.
For MICHELIN, the 6 Hours Spa was an extremely important event since it served as an opportunity to validate its latest 2013-generation endurance racing tyres and prepare for June’s fast-arriving Le Mans 24 Hours. It was a case of ‘mission accomplished’, since MICHELIN runners went on to claim pole position and victory in all four [...]
V8 Supercars will make history when they roar into Austin from May 17-19, becoming the first Australian motorsport to stage a full Championship event in the United States.
“It’s one of those races. We struggled a little in the middle part and the safety car then helped us out a little bit. There were times I could have had a go at Frosty early in the race. I had my opportunity and took it. We are here to race hard but I thought it was pretty fair.”
Michelin says the tyre range for the premier LMP1 class aims to provide teams with a high level of performance over long periods of time and has been developed with characteristics of individual race cars in mind.
“After evaluating tyre performance over the balance of the first four races, we took the decision – in consultation with all of the teams – to change the hard compound from Spain onwards, as we did in Barcelona two years ago when we also introduced a new hard tyre for the rest of the season.”