ERJ staff report (BC)
Milan - Pirelli has launched a revised P Zero tire range for dry weather and a Cinturato range for wet weather in this year's Formula One championship.
The new tires have been developed according to the wishes of the teams and the latest rules from world motorsport's governing body, the FIA, says the company.
The tires' compounds have become softer, the structures more flexible and the shoulders have been reinforced. The changes are aimed at improving performance and increasing thermal degradation, to ensure at least two pit stops per race and open up â€œmore strategic optionsâ€ for all the teams.
Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery said: â€œThe 2013 season continues the philosophy adopted by Pirelli last year in evolving the original 2011 range of Formula One tires. The goal is to continuously set new challenges for the drivers and to ensure that all the teams start the new season on a level playing field when it comes to the tires.â€