Pirelli convinced they are back on right track

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery is convinced the Italian manufacturer has taken a step forward after a spate of issues.

Over the course of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, Pirelli will formally debut its new range of tyres that were given a three-day trial during last week’s young driver test at Silverstone.

It was a return to the scene where less than three weeks earlier the Formula 1 world collectively expressed its anger and demanded change after witnessing a series of blowouts.

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Pirelli responded and for the final 10 rounds of this season’s world title race, the tyres will comprise last year’s construction with this season’s compounds, with the belief they will be considerably safer.

Pirelli could not have asked for a better warm-up given the very high temperatures experienced at Silverstone, with Budapest set to bask in 30-36 degrees centigrade heat over the next few days.

“Hungary marks the first event for our latest specification tyres which were tried out by the teams at Silverstone during the young driver test,” said Hembery.

“We think everybody achieved their objectives from the three days of running, benefiting from the opportunity to adapt the set-up of their cars to best suit the new tyres.”