Paul Hembery answers your questions

Paul Hembery answers your questions

AUTOSPORT's sister publication F1 Racing quizzes Pirelli's main man on 'Indygate', tyre wars – and why softer compounds are a safer way of spicing up the racing than throwing nails on the track...

Pirelli's motorsport boss Paul Hembery is a man in demand. We're due to hook up with him early on the morning of qualifying in the Sepang paddock, but he's delayed by an over-running meeting with Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali. Immediately after our slot he switches tables to have lunch with Niki Lauda and Helmut Marko.

The previous evening Hembery had a late-night rendezvous with Red Bull, and every time you see him in the hot and sweaty Malaysian paddock he's engaging in lengthy conversations with various team principals and technical directors.

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