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Perez: Very difficult to learn with extreme tyre degradation



McLaren speedy Sergio Perez says that Pirelli new tyre compounds degradation is an extreme stage, as it has been very tricky to judge behavior of his brand new McLaren MP4-28 at Circuit de Catalunya.

Yesterday the Mexican set top fastest lap-time with brand new McLaren MP4-28, and he admits that McLaren still learning about the Pirelli behavior, and they little worried. Also he added that car is quite strong and has a very good base.

“It’s extreme, it’s very difficult with the degradation and it’s a big surprise. Normally we see a lot of degradation throughout winter testing, but never this much. We are sometimes going to have cold races, like it is here, so it’s a bit of a worry.” Perez said following the second day of testing.

“We’re still learning about the tyres. I definitely hope that it changes because if we see this situation in Melbourne then we are going to need something like seven to ten pit-stops to manage the race.”

“In general, I think the car is quite strong and has a very good base,” he added. “It has very good potential to be improved with some tweaks if we can make them work.”

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