Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery says the tyre wear and degradation rates from the two Indian Grand Prix Friday practice sessions are in line with the their expectations.
Teams chose to evaluate the medium compound tyre in first practice before trying out the soft Pirelli tyre in the afternoon. The former looks set to be the optimal race tyre due to the high wear rates and blistering on the softer compound.
The difference between the two compounds is around eight tenths. Pirelli say their compound nominations for this year's Indian Grand Prix were slightly more aggressive in comparison to the last two visits to the Buddh International Circuit.
Hembery said after practice two:...
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