Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has expressed delight at how its tyres stood up to the challenging Suzuka circuit yesterday (October 9th).
Paul Hembery, the firm's motorsport director, claimed that the Pirelli tyres were tested to the limit at the fast-paced Japanese Grand Prix but felt they were able to cope with the demanding circuit.
He said: "The drivers should take all the credit today for putting on a fantastic race but from our point of view we're happy with the way that the tyres stood up to an extremely demanding circuit, with two to three pit stops as we expected and degradation within the usual limits."
Mr Hembery also congratulated Sebastian Vettel on becoming the first driver to win the World Championship on Pirelli tyres since the firm returned to Formula One, as well as race-winner Jenson Button.
Red Bull driver Vettel secured his second World Championship after finishing third in Japan – his second-worst result of the entire season.
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