GP2 champion attributes success to Pirelli tyres

13th September 2011

The newly crowned champion of the GP2 motor racing series has partly attributed his success to the quality of Pirelli tyres.

Romain Grosjean received the GP2 drivers' award last Sunday (11th September) following the final round of the season in Italy and claimed that he would not have been able to achieve his goals without Pirelli's tyres.

He said: "It's been an interesting 2011 GP2 season thanks to the Pirelli tyres, which have significantly spiced up the action.

"The tyre management skills I have developed running on Pirelli's tyres certainly gave me a significant advantage in clinching the championship and will definitely be helpful for my future career."

Pirelli chose to fit all the cars competing at the Monza track last weekend with P Zero tyres in order to provide them with a durable rubber compound which could cope with the circuit's high speeds and heavy braking areas.

Luca Filippi, representing the Scuderia Coloni team, finished as GP2 championship runner-up while the Barwa Addax Team secured the GP2 constructor's title. 

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