Pirelli confirms Belgian, Italian, Singaporean F1 tyre allocations
Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds it will take to the Grands Prix in Belgium, Italy and Singapore. The two European races will see the P Zero Yellow (soft) and White (medium) tyres used, while Pirelli will take the P Zero Red (super soft) and Yellow to the Asian night race to take on the streets of the island’s major city, where grip will be at a premium.
Pirelli says the varied characteristics of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit mean the P Zero White will be the best option, though he low temperatures common to the circuit will make the rapid warm-up time of the P Zero Yellow will be another important factor.
At Monza, the closely-matched characteristics of the medium and soft tyre will give teams plenty of scope for strategy, a feature of the closely-fought German Grand Prix, at which this combination was last used.
Pirelli says Singapore will be an entirely different kind of Grand Prix, with circuit characteristics more similar to Canada. Its softest F1 tyres have been chosen to generate the maximum grip within the tight confines and variable surfaces of the Singapore track.
Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery commented: “We’re learning more and more with every race in our first year of Formula One, and fine-tuning our compound choices to benefit from the valuable information that we are accumulating. We’ve got three of the most thrilling races on the entire calendar coming up, and we believe that we’ve arrived at some tyre nominations that are very well-suited to the characteristics of these very different but equally exciting circuits. Of course there will always be some unknown factors – such as the weather – but the choices we have made are designed to help teams maximise both their performance and their race strategy.”