Fernando Alonso was seemingly unimpressed with Pirelli's latest offering of tyre compounds Fernando Alonso was apparently unimpressed with Pirelli’s newest tyre compound offering at the end of the first day of pre-season testing in 2011.

“They degrade quite a lot, especially the rears, and the lap times are not consistent,” he told reporters after his outing in the Ferrari F150, where he finished over half-a-second off the pace of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull.

Auto Motor und Sport has also quoted the double World Champion as saying that exploring the F150’s set-up options was proving troublesome due to an apparent lack of tyre sets for the first test at Valencia.

Certainly not the PR that Pirelli had been hoping for…

[Original image via ITV-F1]

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