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Pirelli decides keeps unpredictable 2012 season



Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says that they get lots of feedback that people are enjoying the unpredictable races. And he still believes the vast majority of fans will be pleased to see exciting races.

Paul Hembery added that over a season, you will still find the best drivers, the best cars and the best designers will win.

“The vast majority of feedback we get is that people are enjoying the races,” Hembery told Autosport.

“At the start of the year, if we had said five different winners and five different cars then everyone would have suggested you had been smoking something – but we have got it.

“And I think the vast majority of fans will be pleased to see exciting races. Anyone who begrudges [Pastor] Maldonado’s win in Spain with Williams is someone who needs to get out a bit more, because the whole paddock was delighted. I think for a lot of people’s views that is what they want to see.”

“There are a lot of teams here who have to find budgets, find sponsors and justify their presence in F1, and if they do get the profile then that is great. Spain was an excellent win for Williams, but we saw Sauber getting a great result in Malaysia and we saw Paul di Resta have a good race in Bahrain with Force India.

“These are all aspects that are important for all these teams. Over a season, you will still find the best drivers, the best cars and the best designers will win. There are 20 races, so that will happen.

“Just look at the championship. It has absolutely closed up, people have been asking for it for years. We have got it, and some people still are not happy.”

“We don’t want to be the major element of F1 racing. It needs to be down to the engineers and drivers and cars, so from that perspective we would not like it to get any more exciting.

“In time the engineers will master what they are doing and, give it is a few more races, things will settle down. We had some indications in Spain that three or four teams had made some progress. We felt that was borne out with some of the results we saw.”

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