Pirelli to change shape of tires for 2012 Tire supplier Pirelli announced it will change the shape of the rear tires next season in F1 to improve the wear rates.
- The shape, yes [will change]. To get better wear on the shoulder. It's hard to quantify by how much it's going to change, Pirelli motorsports boss Paul Hembery told Autosport.
In any case the change aims utilizing the footprint of the tire better in order to make them endure longer.
- At the moment we're not utilizing the full footprint there, which we knew about, but we had to try and block some of the development because we had so little time and we wanted to at least give the teams some fixed data that we're new to the sport and not wanting to keep making changes.
- It's Pirelli wanting to improve its product, from our point of view, improve the wear, improve the shape of the wear profile across the tire, Hembery concluded. RacingNewsFlash
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