Hungary

Last Race: 26th July Hungary

Hungary GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Daniil Kvyat
3 Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium

Next Race: 23rd August Belgium

Hamilton: Pirelli tyres hurting pure racing

2013-04-01 14:03:00

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton: Pirelli tyres hurting pure racing

Lewis Hamilton has joined in criticising this year's Pirelli rubber, saying it has made F1 'more strategic rather than pure speed racing'...

Lewis Hamilton has joined in criticising this year's Pirelli rubber, saying it has made F1 'more strategic rather than pure speed racing'.


The Pirelli tyres have been the talk of the paddock this season as the rubber has proven to suffer from high degradation after the Italian manufacturer opted for a more aggressive approach.

Pirelli, though, may have gone too aggressive according to several drivers.

Following on from Red Bulls' complaints in Malaysia, Hamilton, who finished third at the Sepang circuit, gave his opinion - and it is not at all favourable.

"These tyres make it very hard, very difficult to make them last," he said. "It's not fun, I didn't enjoy the race.

"It's not the same as back in the day when you had stints where you are pushing to the maximum the whole time, you had tyres that would last.

"Now you're just... it's like you have a hundred dollars and you have to spend it wisely over a period of time.

"It makes racing a lot different. It's more strategic rather than pure speed racing."

Ciao Jules, F1 remembers the affable Frenchman

Editor's Picks

Feature: Biting Point

Feature: Biting Point

Teams have been issued a technical directive in relation to driver aids and coaching, Matt Somerfield gives us his view...

Conclusions From Hungary

Conclusions From Hungary

A celebration of F1 at its finest, the finger is back while the Iceman was back in the garage and more in the PF1 Conclusions from Hungary...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

A look back at the motorsport career of Jules Bianchi following his death from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...