Pirelli ready to change tyres throughout season to keep teams on their toes

29th November 2011

Italian tyre manufacturer has revealed that it is prepared to change its tyres throughout the next formula One (F1) season to keep the competition exciting.

Paul Hembery, Pirelli's motorsport director, claimed that the firm is well aware of the occasions in which it has been too conservative in its tyre choices this year and is looking to rectify that in 2012.

He said: "The only concern we have is that the teams are understanding far too well how the tyres are working.

"I don't think I can nominate soft and super soft for a race yet, but we can make changes during the year as well. And we will not hesitate to do that if we feel it is becoming boring."

Mr Hembery added that it will keep teams on its toes next year by reducing the difference in performance between compounds and ensure that softer tyres are both quicker and degrade faster.

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen is set to return to F1 next year after signing a two-year deal with the new Lotus team.

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