Pirelli: Race strategy is vital for difficult Hungaroring GP

Formula 1 official tyre supplier Pirelli says that need much more data about its Slick tyres compounds than it did 2011, last year Hungarian GP made rain hits difficult race.

Last two Grand Prix’s at Britain and Germany rain played important role, Pirelli will run it’s Soft and Medium compounds for Hungarian GP and they are supplied the compounds in German GP.

2011 Hungarian GP competition over 70 laps was won by Jenson Button, in his 200th Grand Prix start, following starting from third on the grid. Sebastian Vettel, who started the race from pole position, finished in second place for Red Bull, and Fernando Alonso completed the podium in third position for Ferrari.

“In Hungary last year we saw some wet weather, so it’s important not to make any assumptions,” begins Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery.

“Consequently, we are still lacking some information about the performance of our Slick tyres under race conditions at the Hungaroring. Balancing the demands of speed and durability will be key to getting the most out of the tyres in order to keep degradation under control.

“Overtaking is traditionally difficult, so the drivers have an opportunity to use strategy in order to gain track position.”

“Because of this, the work done in free practice will be vital when it comes to preparing the race strategy – an opportunity that has been denied to the teams recently because of bad weather in the build-up to the last two Grands Prix.”

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