Drivers have expressed concerns about Pirelli’s choice of medium and hard tyres for Interlagos, with the feeling being that they won’t provide enough grip.
“If you see the choices for the next races, they are a little bit strange,” said Fernando Alonso. “To have the medium and the hard in Brazil, is very surprising. Of course it’s their decision, we have to try to help them in any question they have.”
Felipe Massa was particularly vocal on the subject: “It’s dangerous, very dangerous. First of all Interlagos was never a track to use medium and hard, it’s a track where we can use even supersoft and soft, but in the conservative way, soft and medium. I have no idea why they chose medium and hard, this is completely unacceptable.
“It’s a track that you can have rain, it’s a track that you can be cold, it’s a track that maybe you have a condition that you need to risk by putting the dry tyres, and it’s so hard that it would be dangerous, so I don’t understand it. And they’re changing the asphalt, normally whatever track I go they change the asphalt, it gets even easier.
“I have no idea why they chose these tyres. I even spoke to the guy from Pirelli, and he said I was right.”