Bruno Senna thinks 2013 Formula 1 tyres will suit him better
|By Simon Strang||Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:12 GMT|
Bruno Senna expects Pirelli's less critical tyres to be a help to sensitive drivers like him during the 2013 season.
The 29-year-old Brazilian reckons that while this year's rubber has been critically sensitive to different driving approaches, the Italian tyre manufacturer is aiming to try and make next year's batch work within a broader spectrum.
"Next year we will have new tyres again which can shuffle the order around a little bit," he said.
"Pirelli is trying to make the tyres a bit more, let's say, wider ranging for driving styles so that more people with different driving styles can achieve the same sort of laptime and we will see what is going to happen."
Senna explained that the sensitivity of this year's tyres was such that it had the potential to influence drivers' laptimes even within the same team.
"Pirelli made some changes to the front and rear tyres [this year] to mitigate some of the issues they were having and every time you change one thing in the tyre you are going to introduce another characteristic," he explained.
"So this year the tyres have been very picky, in terms of the driving style that they favour.
"Sometimes you see a big difference between drivers in the same team, and it's basically because the tyre prefers that driving style to the other.
"So for sure as the year goes on the differences get smaller and the consistency gets better but especially from an early season perspective it really makes a difference."