Pirelli sure of tyres holding up in Austria

24-06-2019 14:23 | Updated: 24-06-2019 14:51
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Pirelli sure of tyres holding up in Austria

Coming up to the Austrian Grand Prix, Pirelli chief Mario Isola is confident that the tyres being used this year will not suffer from blistering and will hold for the race.

Pirelli is bringing the C2, C3 and C4 compound tyres to Austria, the same that was used in France just gone.
In the race last year quite a few drivers suffered from blistering tyres leading to pace and strategy changes.
But Isola is certain that with the different specification of tyres for this season will stop the issue.
Isola said in his Austrian race preview: "Austria is an unusual track, with lots of blind corners and unpredictable elements such as weather and traffic.
"This means that plenty of confidence, as well as exactly the right set-up, is needed to get the best out of the tyres on this short track and maximise all the different opportunities that present themselves; also in terms of strategy.
"Spielberg is a circuit where we have always had some blisters in the past; we are confident that we will see a difference this weekend with the 2019-specification tyre."
The Pirelli boss claims that with the difference in tyres being more evenly spaced out in comparison to last year it will make for different strategies in Austria.
"Like last year, we have exactly the same nomination for Austria as we had for France, with the races again separated by only one week, at the same time of year," he added.
"The difference is that the 2019 compounds are more evenly spaced, which should encourage more varied pit stop strategies and better racing."

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