Pirelli: Tyre management key to Suzuka success

4th October 2011

Formula One (F1) teams competing at this weekend's (9th October) Japanese Grand Prix will need to manage their tyres effectively, according to Pirelli.

Paul Hembery, motorsport director at the Italian firm, claimed that drivers will have to be cautious around the Suzuka track to ensure their Pirelli tyres obtain maximum grip around the corners. 

He said: "There's a lot of energy and lateral load going through the rubber, so once more it is going to be important for all the drivers to manage their tyres effectively, because of the speeds involved and a high-downforce set-up that pushes the tyres onto the road surface."

Mr Hembery added that it is due to be a memorable race as several recent races in Japan have produced close finishes.

The race could mark the first time a driver using Pirelli's P Zero has won the world championship, with Sebastian Vettel closing in on his second consecutive title.

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