Pirelli is celebrating the end of its first season as the sole tyres supplier to Formula One following Red Bull driver Mark Webber’s victory at the the Brazlian Grand Prix today.
Paul Hembery, the Italian tyres manufacturers motorsport director, said: “This didn’t turn out to be the race that most people expected, with the predicted rain holding off.
“At the last race of the season there were a few mechanical issues for some cars, but our tyres were completely reliable – as they have been all year, with no structural failures – and we achieved our objective of having a performance gap of less than a second between the compounds, which should be the case next year as well.
“It’s been a season that has, if anything, exceeded our expectations – where we’ve seen the most overtaking in the history of the Formula One World Championship – and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our team in Milan, Didcot and Izmit for their extraordinary work this season.
“They should all be proud of their achievements. I’d also like to thank all the teams and drivers for their unstinting support, advice and partnership.”