Formula One News » F1 2013 – Pirelli hope tyre changes won’t change grid order Posted on 14/05/2013
Pirelli insist they are changing the 2013 F1 tyres for themselves and not to benefit any particular team, Paul Hembery of Pirelli hopes it will not dramatically shake up the order of the grid and give Red Bull and advantage.
Speaking to Autosport he said “There have been concerns from some of the teams that the changes will favour one team or another, but we don’t think that will be the case,”
“These changes are being made for Pirelli, not for anyone else. We need to get the balance right.
“We didn’t want to over-react, because by doing that we could then be helping certain teams.”
When asked if the changes would allow a team like Red Bull to dominate he said “We would hope not. But of course we always face that risk.”
“People will say it is pressure from Red Bull, but there has not been excessive pressure from them,”
“In fairness to Christian Horner [team principal], a lot more has been said in the media this week than what they have told me.”