Tyre allocations for Bahrain, Spain & Monaco revealed 03 Apr 2012
Pirelli have announced which dry-weather tyres will be available to the teams at rounds four to six of the 2012 season.
In Bahrain, medium and soft tyres will be raced in the hot temperatures at Sakhir, whilst in Spain the hard and soft compounds will be used. In Monaco, meanwhile, the soft and super-soft rubber will be in action.
Our nominations this year are designed to push the envelope of performance, as can be seen from our latest choices, explained Pirellis motorsport director Paul Hembery. Only the super-soft tyre is the same compound as last year: the other compounds are softer and therefore faster, designed to encourage closer racing as well as a wider variety of strategies.
The rules stipulate that under normal circumstances each team will receive six sets of the harder compound and five sets of the softer compound for the race weekend. Pirelli will also bring its Cinturato Green intermediate tyre for damp track conditions (four sets per driver) as well as the Cinturato Blue rain tyre (three sets per driver) to each race.
Tyre compounds for the opening rounds of the 2012 season:
Australia (Melbourne) - medium, soft
Malaysia (Sepang) - hard, medium
China (Shanghai) - medium, soft
Bahrain (Sakhir) - medium, soft
Spain (Catalunya) - hard, soft
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - soft, super-soft
For tickets and travel to 2012 Formula One races, click here.
For Formula One and F1 team merchandise, click here.