Pirelli are confident the severe tyre degradation at Barcelona will not be evident when the F1 circus heads to Australia.
Many drivers have complained this week about the extreme degradation or graining of their Pirelli tyres at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Such is the problem that Sergio Perez reckons the Australian GP could see as many as "seven to 10" pit stops.
However, Paul Hembery says that won't happen as the degradation is due largely to the cold temperatures the team have experienced in Spain.
"The teams experienced quite high degradation in Barcelona, and that was really down to the weather conditions," said the Pirelli motorsport boss.
"The conditions we had in Barcelona are far from typical of the rest of the season, with much cooler ambient and track temperatures than we would normally race in, and even some rain on the final day.
"This put the tyres outside of their usual working ranges, which led to problems such as graining. The conditions were particularly unsuited to the supersoft tyre, due to the circuit layout and the roughness of the surface in addition to the cold temperatures.
"Coupled with the fact that teams are still making big set-up adjustments to their new cars and trying out our complete range of our tyres to optimise the package, we saw levels of degradation that are not typical.
"Once we get to Melbourne the tyres should be much more within their intended working range, which will eliminate the unusual amount of degradation that some teams have experienced."
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