Pirelli aren’t very pleased with Red Bull Racing and the criticism the team offered toward the Italian tire maker’s product in 2013. Ever since the Bahrain Grand Prix when delamination first appeared on Pirelli’s high degradation tires, the Italian company had been on the defensive trying to stave off criticism and brand equity damage.
Pirelli’s motor sport boss, Paul Hembery, even told the world that a change in tire construction, per red Bull’s request, would have favored that team in particular and they weren’t keen to do that as everyone had the same challenge.
That may have been true but the tire blowouts at the British Grand Prix forced the FIA’s hand and demanded that...
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