Latest news from the world of F1 tyres is that Pirelli is seeking tyre rules tweaks for 2012, according to a report in AUTOSPORT.
The teams set to be asked once again to approve a slight honing to next year’s tyres regulations, so Pirelli do not have to take wasted sets of rubber to every race.
According to AUTOSPORT: “Pirelli has made a push to change the tyre allocation numbers for 2012, because after every race weekend each driver is left with an unused set of the harder compound rubber.
“With these tyres already having been mounted on hubs pre-event, once they have been removed on Sunday night they have to be destroyed.
“As previously reported, teams have been reluctant to accept that change so far – but Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has vowed to make another effort to convince teams of the need to alter the rules.”
Hembery told AUTOSPORT: “They would like us to take 2,500 tyres around the world all year and not use them…”
“There is no movement on it yet, and I will have a go with the teams again. We need to go with the team principals and give them all the facts from the season so far, and say; maybe we can use them on Friday, so teams have an extra set on Friday morning.
“They do a lot of development work on a Friday so maybe that is a way of doing it. I am sure common sense will prevail.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team