Ferrari hope Pirelli bin hard tyres
29 June, 2011
Jun.29 (GMM) Felipe Massa has admitted he is worried Ferrari will struggle if his team has to use Pirelli’s hard tyres.
The Maranello team, which in Valencia last weekend looked to have taken over from McLaren as Red Bull’s nearest challenger, has struggled on the hard cPirelli ompound at other races in 2011.
“If we have it (the hard tyre), it can be a problem,” Massa is quoted saying by Globo Esporte. “Not only for us but also for others, possibly excluding Red Bull and McLaren.”
The Globo Esporte report quotes team boss Stefano Domenicali stating that Ferrari wants Pirelli to bring the soft and medium compounds to Silverstone, and that the tyre supplier is poised to make its decision.
Meanwhile Pirelli vowed to stay neutral.
“If it is very cold, you will not want to have the very hard compounds,” insisted motor sport director Paul Hembery. “It’s something to consider.”