Italy preview quotes: Pirelli
|Monday, September 5th 2011, 13:56 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "Monza is obviously a very important race for us, both from a technical and a company point of view. We're all looking forward to competing at home, with the championship reaching a crucial point in the season. On a rapid circuit like Monza the tyre strategy is sure to be vital, as it's going to be hard to make up any time lost in the pits with the cars at full throttle for so much of the time.
"We expect to see a difference of about a second per lap between the soft and the medium tyre, but we'll only know for sure once the cars start running in free practice. The versatility of the tyre is going to be a key element, as the rubber will have to cope with a wide range of conditions this weekend. It's a big challenge as always, but at the same time we're very much looking forward to being able to showcase the very best of Italian technology and know-how at home in Italy."