Pirelli tyres stand up to test of Monza track

13th September 2011

The Pirelli tyres used by Formula One (F1) drivers at last weekend's (11th September) Italian Grand Prix stood up to the challenges of the track, according to a company executive.

Paul Hembery, Pirelli's motorsport director, expressed his delight at how the firm's tyres managed to handle the Monza track, which is the fastest track of the F1 season.

He said: "We experienced a very hot Monza weekend but despite these high temperatures and the sheer energy that the track puts through the carcasses, both the soft and the medium tyres stood up extremely well to this massive test, with no blistering beyond the usual parameters and very good durability."

Mr Hembery added that the quality of the tyres meant that none of the drivers had to "hold back" in what proved to be a pulsating race which was eventually won by reigning champion Sebastian Vettel.

Pirelli has confirmed that it will fit its P Zero Red supersoft tyres to all competing F1 cars at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix. 

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