As quoted by planetf1, Nico Rosberg has revealed that he is hoping the wet tyres Pirelli provide for next season will be markedly improved than the current ones available this year.
The tyre company have come in for a fair share of criticism over recent seasons concerning a variety of factors from wear to this latest issue when the rain begins to pour.
Pour it certainly did in Brazil last weekend as the race at Interlagos saw two red flags and five safety car periods with increasing doubts over the wet tyres being able to clear enough water from the track.
Certainly, that appeared a problem for many as the likes of Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean all lost control in the treacherous conditions.
The current championship leader, Rosberg, managed to come through things relatively unscathed to finish second behind title rival Lewis Hamilton but that did not deter him from expressing his views on the wet compound.
The German said:
“It’s difficult because it’s completely unpredictable when you go through a little bit more water – you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“That makes it really challenging, but they [Pirelli] know that and they are working on it at the moment.”
“That’s why they have been doing wet tests, to make some progress for next year.”
“It would be good for the racing also, because then you don’t need to red flag it and you can let the race go on. It will be a good thing.”
The title race is going down to the wire as the two Mercedes drivers duke it out in Abu Dhabi next weekend for the championship.