Pirelli tyres could shake up 2013 pecking order warns Hembery

Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorsport Director with FanVision. Formula One World Championship, Rd 19, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday 26 November 2011.Dec.19 (GMM) Pirelli’s new race tyres for the 2013 Formula One World Championship season could shake up the pecking order in F1.

That is the view of the Italian marque’s British head of motor racing, Paul Hembery, who this week was in Sao Paulo to announce Pirelli’s new foray in the Brazilian stock car series.

It has been said that, because the technical regulations are not significantly changing over the winter, next year’s pecking order could be a continuation of the 2012 season.

But Hembery is quoted by O Estado de S.Paulo: “The tyres next year will be different from those used this year.

“The walls flex a little more, which will have a significant influence on the aerodynamic performance,” he said.

“I don’t think the next championship will necessarily be anything like how it finished this year,” added Hembery.

“I think there will be teams who will look deeply into this feature of our new tyres,” he said.

“I am sure they are racking their brains as to how it affects, for example, the suspension. We saw in testing how the tyres changed the behaviour of the cars.

“The designers will be looking at that,” said Hembery.

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  • Mopar2122

    The cream will always rise to the top, McLaren & RB will be there duking it out at the end of the season, even if they don’t dominate from the start.

    It would be awesome to see Lotus, Williams or Sauber come out of the gate strong and win some races by hitting on something special with the tires.

  • Forza Ferrari


    You are obviously forgetting about Ferrari. Or are you so convinced that Ferrari will win that you don’t even bother mentioning them?

  • Not Bernie

    @Forza Ferrari,
    Mopar2122 said the cream would rise to the top meaning the best teams on the grid, hence why no Ferrari.

    I wonder if Pirelli have considered putting dots on the tyres? Numbers 1 to 7 represented by a dot pattern?

  • stenu

    Why not make tires that last the whole race? Artificial pit stops are boring.

  • loveisafist

    The only thing in F1 worse than the DRS are these silly Pirrelli tyres. Please invite other manufacturers back into the sport!!!!