Pirelli: Tyres stood up well to unique Singapore test

26th September 2011

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli has praised the strength of its tyres as they stood up to the unique test of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Paul Hembery, head of motorsport at Pirelli, claimed that the firm's tyres were capable of dealing with the hot and humid conditions at yesterday's (25th September) race.

He said: "We've seen a truly spectacular race under the lights of Singapore, where tyre strategy was key.

"The heat, humidity and length of the race made it a tough event for our tyres, but both the compounds performed faultlessly over two hours. There were no particular issues and degradation was at a normal level given the characteristics of this race."

Mr Hembery added that Singapore was one of the most complicated races in terms of tyre strategy, with a wide variety of tactics being employed by all the teams.

Force India driver Paul di Resta secured his best-ever finish in Formula One after he started on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre, which allowed him to delay entering the pit lane until the 19th lap and end the race in sixth place. 

Posted by Danielle Barge