F1: Pirelli announces final compound choices

F1: Pirelli announces final compound choices

Formula 1

F1: Pirelli announces final compound choices


Formula 1 tire supplier Pirelli has revealed the compounds it will bring to the final three grands prix of the 2014 season.

Pirelli has confirmed F1 teams will use all four of the compounds it offers across the last three events of the current campaign. Soft and medium tires will be used for the United States Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas, medium and hard compounds will be brought to the penultimate round of the season in Brazil, and soft and super-soft tires will feature in the controversial double-points finale in Abu Dhabi.

A Pirelli statement on the final tire allocation of the season read: “For the Circuit of The Americas, the medium and soft tires will be nominated. This has been the most frequent nomination this year, and is well suited to circuits with a wide-ranging series of demands, such as Austin with its combination of fast corners and more technical sections.

“The two hardest compounds in the range have been nominated for Brazil. While Interlagos is the shortest lap of the year, the energy demands are high as the anti-clockwise track essentially consists of a series of non-stop corners, with a high level of asphalt roughness.

“By contrast, Abu Dhabi is one of the smoothest tracks of the year, and well-known territory for Pirelli with a lot of the company’s testing carried out there prior to its arrival in Formula 1.

“The race takes place into the evening, with ambient and track temperatures dropping, [so] the most suitable tire choice is the soft and supersoft, which will put the accent on strategy.”




Originally on Autosport.com