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Bridgestone announce tyre compounds for remaining races 24 Aug 2009

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Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race Day, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 26 July 2009 Hirohide Hamashima (JPN) Head of Bridgestone Tyre Development.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Turkish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Saturday, 6 June 2009 Bridgestone tyres.
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Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 24 July 2009

Bridgestone, the official tyre supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, have announced the tyre compound allocations for the last four rounds of 2009.

A return is made to the allocation philosophy of leaving a gap between allocated compounds for the Grands Prix at Suzuka in Japan and Interlagos in Brazil. Consecutive compounds will be used at Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

"Singapore is a street course and based on our experience there last year we feel the soft and super soft is the best choice,” explained Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tyre Development. “For Suzuka we will have a gap in compound hardness. This will be an interesting return to this great circuit as half of the circuit has a new surface, so tyre usage considerations could be challenging.

“In Brazil we also stay with the stiffness gap. It can get very hot in Sao Paulo and we usually see a good race there, although I think we will struggle to have a race as exciting as the one we had last season.

“Abu Dhabi is a new destination for us.Although it is technically a street course, we are bringing harder compounds than we use at the other street courses. We feel that the hard compound would be too stiff for this new circuit, so we are bringing the consecutive soft and medium compounds."

Bridgestone tyre allocations for the 2009 season:
Australia - super soft, medium
Malaysia - soft, hard
China - super soft, medium
Bahrain - super soft, medium
Spain - soft, hard
Monaco - super soft, soft
Turkey - soft, hard
Britain - soft, hard
Germany - super soft, medium
Hungary - super soft, soft
Europe - super soft, soft
Belgium - soft, medium
Italy - soft, medium
Singapore - super soft, soft
Japan - soft, hard
Brazil - super soft, medium
Abu Dhabi - soft, medium