Sep 21, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT
Force India’s tire problems appear to have been eased in Singapore thanks to the use of the softest compound this weekend.
The team has struggled ever since Pirelli re-introduced the 2012 construction of tire on safety grounds following the fiasco that ensued at the British Grand Prix at the end of June. Since then, Force India has dropped behind McLaren in the constructors’ championship and the team faces an uphill task to recover the position. However, as Pirelli have opted to bring the super-soft and medium compounds to the race at Marina Bay, Paul di Resta believes that the team may be in better shape in Singapore.
“When a tire is 2.5 seconds quicker than the harder compound, it’s quite difficult to say, because it’s quite a big difference in grip and feel,” he explained. “I suppose you would reference it more on where the others are, but at the same point I think the softer compound tires seem to help us more than the harder compounds.
“I think the softer they are later on in the year, the more suited they will be to our car.”
Pirelli have confirmed that they will be using the super-soft and medium tires once again in Korea, so the team can hope to run well at Yeongam.
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