By Alex Kapadia
The Canadian Grand Prix was one of the highlights of the year so far for Pirelli after Jenson Button stormed to victory having used three different types of tyre from the Italian manufacturers range.
Paul Hembery, director of motorsport for Pirelli, said tyres played a central role in the drama at Montreal. He said: “This was one of the most thrilling and unpredictable grands prix we have seen so far this season, with an amazing drive from Jenson Button and all three podium places decided on the very final lap.
“We finally got a wet race, which showcased the effectiveness of our PZero Orange full wet and also the PZero Blue intermediate tyre.
“Once the race re-started, it was very interesting for us to run the wet and intermediate tyre down to the crossover point, which we’ve never done before in competition: this proved to be a key point in the strategy as both Button and Vettel showed.
“We really enjoyed watching Kamui Kobayashi as well who delivered a fantastically spirited drive in a race that was well worth the wait: the final battle for the podium was definitely one of our highlights of the year so far.”