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Formula 1: Romain Grosjean says Pirelli has improved

Sport Published the 13/01/2011

Pirelli was doing its final trials of the year on the Sakhir track in Bahrain last week. Sébastien Grosjean, the driver rushed there for the occasion, declares that the Italian manufacturer has improved.

Formule 1 Ferrari with Pirelli tyres Copyright © : Pirelli

The deadline is looming for Pirelli and this trial has a very specific goal: "The programme was varied, with short and long runs, with the aim of understanding the behaviour of the compounds", said the Franco-Swiss driver.

The last trials took place in September, and according to him, the progress is notable: "in Bahrain, I immediately sensed an improvement compared to the tyres I was using at Monza".

This declaration to the overall satisfaction of drivers, confirms that the difference with Bridgestone tyres should be minimal. Verdict on 13 March 2011 for the first grand prix of the championships on the Bahrain track.

Remember that Pirelli will become the only tyre maker in the Formula 1 championships from 2011, filling the space left by Bridgestone.

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