Pirelli wants testing stance to change
8 October 2013 – Pirelli has again spoken out over the Formula 1 test regulations currently in place, calling for teams to provide modern machinery to ensure a high quality product.
Although Sergio Pérez's dramatic Korean Grand Prix failure was of little concern to Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery, who attributed it to a flat spot, he reckons more needs to be done ahead of next year's major technical regulations changes.
"We're running around in a 2010 car, developing tyres for the 2014 car, which nobody really knows what it is going to look like," Hembery explained. "Every time we even ask to test with a 2011 car we come up against opposition. Going forward, to do what we need to do, we need to have the ability to test and help everybody; drivers and teams."
He added: "Whilst nobody wants to think they're getting an advantage in testing, you can't carry on going round in circles and do nothing. Something has to change."