Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director: We’ll be bringing our P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tires to China: the same combination as last year although of course the tires are generally all softer and faster this year. Shanghai is definitely a race where strategy can make a huge difference: in the past we’ve seen a wide variety of strategies being used, with some very close finishes. A car that uses its tires well here certainly has the capability to spring a surprise.
"Compared to the last round in Malaysia and the next one in Bahrain, we should see some comparatively cool temperatures in China, but with plenty of energy going through the tires we would expect most competitors to stop three times. We’ve obviously had quite a wet start to the season, and we wouldn’t exclude the possibility of seeing rain again in China, so as always we will bring the Cinturato Green intermediate and Cinturato Blue full wet."
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