Bridgestone announce tyre compounds for remaining races 07 Sep 2010
Bridgestone, the official tyre supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, have announced the tyre compound allocations for the last four rounds of 2010.
There will be a gap of one step between allocated compounds for each of the final four tyre allocations, with teams set to use the super-soft and medium compounds in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, and the hard and soft rubber types in Japan and the first-ever Korean Grand Prix in October.
"The most interesting question for these final allocations is which tyres we will bring to Korea, explained Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tyre Development. As always for a new race we work closely with the FIA, the circuit and the teams to reach our decision but in addition to all this information we always have safety in mind so our allocation for the first race in Korea will naturally be on the conservative side.
The tyres for Korea are currently being shipped to the track and we are very interested to see this new facility when we go there in seven weeks time. Suzuka puts the tyres through a tough workout so we have the harder combination of hard and soft, whilst Sao Paulo and Yas Marina suit the softer combination of super soft and medium. Due to the nature of the tracks, there were no further opportunities for a hard - super soft allocation, although we did evaluate this after the lessons learnt at Hockenheim."
Tyre compounds for the 2010 season:
Bahrain (Sakhir) - super soft, medium
Australia (Melbourne) - soft, hard
Malaysia (Sepang) - soft, hard
China (Shanghai) - soft, hard
Spain (Barcelona) - soft, hard
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - super soft, medium
Turkey (Istanbul) - soft, hard
Canada (Montreal) - super soft, medium
Europe (Valencia) - super soft, medium
Great Britain (Silverstone) - soft, hard
Germany (Hockenheim) - super soft, hard
Hungary (Hungaroring) - super soft, medium
Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) - soft, hard
Italy (Monza) - soft, hard
Singapore (Singapore) - super soft, medium
Japan (Suzuka) - soft, hard
Korea (Yeongam) - soft, hard
Brazil (Interlagos) - super soft, medium
Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina Circuit) - super soft, medium