Formula One News » F1 2013 – Mercedes to get first taste of new Pirelli tyres Posted on 25/07/2013
Mercedes will be doing “extra homework” at the Hungarian grand prix practice sessions to get up to speed with the new Pirelli tyres that other teams trialled during the young driver test, which Mercedes were banned from taking part in.
Lewis Hamilton said “First we will need to do extra homework on Friday to understand how the new tyres work with our car, then we will have to get to grips with the high temperatures, a demanding circuit and the soft and medium compound Pirelli tyres.
“During the race at the Nurburgring, we were overheating the tyres and we want to minimise the chance of suffering a repeat problem in Hungary, where the track temperatures will also be high.
“The team has worked thoroughly since Germany to improve the situation and we will find out how the new tyres will affect that situation, too. Our motivation is high to score a good result that we can take into the summer break but we know there is plenty of good work needed to achieve that.”
“It will be an important weekend for us and we need to get off to a good start on Friday when we have the chance to try the new tyres for the first time, I’ve spent some time at the factory since we returned from Germany and I know that everyone there is working really hard to improve our overall performance and to address the issues that we experienced at the last race. It would be great to reward all of that effort with a strong weekend in Budapest and I’ll certainly be pushing to make that happen.”