The reigning F1 world champion Sebastian has delivered his verdict on Pirelli’s new tyres just days ahead of the first race of the season.
Speaking ahead of the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, the Red Bull racing champ said: “None of us have ever driven around the Melbourne circuit on Pirelli tyres before so we are all wondering what it’s going to be like.
“It’s the start of something brand new. I think the only thing that we can say for sure is that it’s going to be different and create a lot of interest.
“Normally, it is a tough track for tyres, so I think that’s something that we are going to have to keep an eye on during the race.
“Melbourne has a few things to look out for: the track demands good braking stability and some of the corners are a bit bumpy. Getting good traction is typically quite difficult there, so that will be an important factor in the car set-up.
“We’ll be basing ourselves on the knowledge of the tyres that we have acquired during winter testing – although the conditions in Australia are likely to be somewhat different.
“Everyone is looking forward to the start of the season and I hope it’s going to be a fascinating race, for the drivers and much as for the spectators.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team