Drivers discussed wet tyre criticism with Pirelli
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NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Drivers discussed wet tyre criticism with Pirelli

F1 drivers had talks with Pirelli in Abu Dhabi, following criticism of the Italian supplier's wet weather tyres.

Multiple drivers pointed the finger at Pirelli in the wake of the red flag and safety car-interrupted Brazilian grand prix.

"We discussed a lot, sharing impressions of the tyres, the problem with visibility and aquaplaning, suggestions of what can be improved. In general, it was a positive meeting," said Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz in Abu Dhabi.

But the Spaniard denied claims the drivers were "angry" with Pirelli after Brazil.

"No one is particularly angry or critical, we are trying to help to make the right decisions to help Pirelli develop more efficient tyres," Sainz insisted.

"I think Pirelli has a very difficult task to develop rain tyres with little to no testing," he added. "I don't think the tyre manufacturers in the past had those conditions."

(GMM)

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