Date: 21st August 2013 at 7:54am
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Pirelli, Formula One’s official tyre manufacturer has come under a fair bit of criticism this season.

The Italian tyre manufacturer is tasked with designing a tyre that will provide competitive racing, tyre strategy and performance, whilst also being safe to use.

These elements often contradict each other, with a tyre deliberately designed to not last at optimum performance levels becoming unsafe when pushed beyond this limit.

So how do Pirelli look at developing a tyre, especially one suitable for a very specific track such as Spa in Belgium?

Ironically given their illegal test and subsequent ban from the Silverstone young drivers test, the next video about the Pirelli tyres comes from Mercedes, with drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton giving us a teams perspective on the Pirelli tyres.