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Pirelli alter Brazil tyre nomination

17 Oct 2014

Pirelli have revised their tyre allocation for the forthcoming Grand Prix in Brazil following track resurfacing work at the Sao Paulo circuit.

Formula One racing’s official tyre suppliers had initially planned to bring their medium and hard compounds, but will now offer their soft and medium rubber after proposals for the move gained support from the F1 teams.

“We’ve always said that we would be open to any changes if they were required,” commented Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery.

“After further technical analysis of the impact of the revised circuit surface, together with a risk assessment suggesting a low probability of compound overheating due to extreme track temperatures, we have made this change with the unanimous agreement of all 11 teams.”

At a glance - tyre compounds for 2014:

Australia - soft, medium
Malaysia - medium, hard
Bahrain - soft, medium
China - soft, medium
Spain - medium, hard
Monaco - supersoft, soft
Canada - supersoft, soft
Austria - supersoft, soft
Great Britain - medium, hard
Germany - supersoft, soft
Hungary - soft, medium
Belgium - soft, medium
Italy - medium, hard
Singapore - supersoft, soft
Japan - medium, hard
Russia - soft, medium
USA - soft, medium
Brazil - soft, medium
Abu Dhabi - super soft, soft