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Slick operator // Ferrari are on top form, but concerned about Pirelli's tyres

Published by Christine

Ferrari are on top form, but concerned about Pirelli's tyres
Pirelli & C. S.p.A

Ferrari have showed improved form over winter testing so far, and everyone on board is feeling positive about the direction the team is heading in. Even Mark Webber at Red Bull has noticed that the Prancing Horse could be a serious threat this year.

However, the ongoing concerns over the new Pirelli tyres for 2011 has particularly worried Fernando Alonso, who fears it will hurt the top teams more than anyone else: "From what we have seen so far, degradation is very significant, which means we will have races with lots of pitstops. I'm not keen on that because I think this increased uncertainty does not favour the strongest teams."

Meanwhile, Felipe Massa was very impressed when Ferrari brought a new update to the car, praising his team for the increased downforce, which leads to better grip, which helps on the new tyres.