By Alex Kapadia
Pirelli tyres is revving up for the Belgium Grand Prix which takes place on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, a firm favourite with all the drivers because of the unique challenges it offers.
Paul Hembery, director of motorsport for the Italian tyres manufacturer, said: “Spa-Francorchamps is one of those legendary names in motorsport, which has become a real icon of the Formula One season.
“It is a track that tests ultimate commitment, so once again we have to supply tyres that are capable of not only absorbing the colossal forces that they are subjected to on a regular basis, but also of delivering maximum performance in complete safety.
“In many ways Spa is one of the most unpredictable tracks of the season, and since we have never tested here, we have very little data to go on.
“From what we have seen in the past though, in Valencia and at the Nurburgring especially, we are confident that this combination of the medium and the soft tyre strikes the correct balance between performance and durability, equipping the drivers to display every aspect of their talents.
“It’s a race that rewards brave overtaking manoeuvres, which is exactly in keeping with our own tyre philosophy as well.
“The weather in Belgium as always will be a question mark, but with so many wet races behind us already this year, this is one area where we are definitely gaining in experience more rapidly than we anticipated!”