Pirelli boss reveals that 2013 tyres will be different

Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorsport Director with FanVision. Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Korean Grand Prix, Practice, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday 12 October 2012.Nov.9 (GMM) Pirelli’s F1 boss Paul Hembery has revealed that next year’s Pirelli F1 tyres will be significantly different to the current generation.

The teams will get their first taste of the Italian marque’s 2013 rubber during free practice in Brazil, later this month.

Hembery told Brazilian journalists on Thursday: “The [2013] tyres will be significantly different to this year[‘s], which will challenge the teams because the cars will be virtually the same, with almost no change in the regulations.

“The difference [in tyres] from 2012 to 2013, however, will have a strong effect on the aerodynamics of the cars, and so the teams will have to work hard,” the Briton is quoted by Totalrace.

He also said that there will also be a greater difference between the various compounds in 2013.

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