Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy.
After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum.
As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But for Spa Bridgestone will bring tyres one stage softer than last year.
For Monza Bridgestone is changing back to the combination of medium and soft tyres in used in 2007. Last year it brought hard and medium – but heavy rain meant the race was mostly run on wet weather tyres anyway.
Tyre allocations for rounds 10 to 13
|Circuit||2009 tyres||2008 tyres|
|Hungaroring||Soft and Super Soft||Soft and Super Soft|
|Circuito Urbano Valencia||Soft and Super Soft||Soft and Super Soft|
|Spa-Francorchamps||Medium and Soft||Hard and Medium|
|Monza||Medium and Soft||Hard and Medium|
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