Hungarian GP practice quotes: Pirelli
|Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:57 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "The track was extremely 'green' and slippery this morning with very little grip, as is often the case first thing on Friday. There was more grip in the afternoon, but with temperatures that were even higher: on Sunday we're likely to see what could be the hottest grand prix of the year so far. Despite these extreme conditions, both the performance and durability of our new tyres are in line with our expectations, with very little sign of any graining or blistering.
"The feedback from the drivers and teams so far has been very positive. The performance gap between the two compounds today was around 1.5 seconds and we are likely to see between two and three pit stops during the race, with the majority of the field qualifying on the soft tyre. We have a new pit lane speed limit from this grand prix onwards of 80 kilometres per hour, which puts around four seconds on the total pit stop time. This too is likely to have a big effect on the strategy, which makes the work carried out today all the more important when it comes to planning team tactics - particularly as it's hard to gain track position at the Hungaroring through overtaking alone."