British GP: Pirelli practice quotes
|Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:22 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "Because of the rain, it meant that the drivers didn't get as much running as they would have liked on the two sets of new prototype tyres that we brought here for free practice only, which is actually the same prototype hard tyre that we brought to Spain last month. On that occasion the running on this tyre was curtailed again due to rain during free practice. So that was frustrating but not all together surprising this time, given that we're in England! The morning session was a complete washout but it did at least give the teams some valuable knowledge of the full wet tyres, which have not been used that often this year despite a few wet sessions.
"This afternoon's session finally had some running on the prototype tyres but we did not gain a lot of data because of a lack of track time this morning. The medium and hard race compounds so far show a difference in lap time of around one second, but we still have plenty of data to analyse. With tomorrow and Sunday expected to be dry, it will be interesting to see how the teams adapt their strategies."