Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Pirelli tyres more consistent'

Thursday 27th February 2014

Share:

'Pirelli tyres more consistent'

'Pirelli tyres more consistent'

Adrian Sutil has hailed the changes Pirelli have made to their tyres, saying they not only react better but the drop in performance is less.

Last season Pirelli came in for a great deal of criticism as their tyres suffered high degradation and too many blowouts.

The Italian manufacturer made changes during the season, solving the blowout issues, while there were more alterations in the off-season.

"They are reacting a lot better and more consistently than they were last season," ESPN quoted Sutil as saying.

"There's not such a drop in performance, or at least what I can see at the moment.

"All the laps you do are closer together but they are really hard, construction is of course stiffer than last year, so the tyre is holding on better.

"The most important thing is the tyre is consistent because losing three or four seconds a lap last season just because of the tyres too much."

But while the Sauber driver is definitely happier about the tyres, the same cannot be said of Nico Hulkenberg.

The German, who replaced Sutil at Force India for this season, says rear degradation has been a problem.

"They are pretty tricky to handle [in Bahrain] in terms of degradation," he said.

"It's very easy to have rear degradation, especially with the torquey engines, very easy to spin up the rears and thermally degrade them so I can see that being a bit of a challenge for sure."

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Lewis, Daniel and Jenson extended their considerable leads in TMW, but for once Fernando let one slip...

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...