Pirelli F1 boss Paul Hembery has said that Williams Martini Racing driver Valtteri Bottas gave him goosebumps at the Chinese Grand Prix when the Finn reached 200mph on the Intermediate Pirelli Cinturato tyres during qualifying.
24-year-old Bottas reached the speed, which was officially recorded at 316 kph, on the back straight of a wet Shanghai International Circuit, home of the Chinese Grand Prix since 2004.
“Seeing Bottas achieve those sorts of speeds, in the wet in China, was one of those moments that gave you goosebumps: which is what Formula One is meant to be all about” said Hembery.
“The Cinturato Green intermediate is in fact the only tyre in our range that is completely...
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