Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monaco, 2011

Pirelli announce tyre options for Bahrain, Spain and Monaco

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monaco, 2011Pirelli have chosen their tyre compounds for the next three races on the F1 calendar.

Teams will have the choice of soft and medium tyres for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which will be the first time Pirelli has supplied tyres for an F1 race there.

Pirelli’s options for Spain and Monaco are the same as last year, although the soft and hard compounds are softer than they were 12 months ago.

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said: “Our nominations this year are designed to push the envelope of performance, as can be seen from our latest choices.

“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.”

Here is the full allocation announced so far:

Race Option Prime
Australia Soft Medium
Malaysia Medium Hard
China Soft Medium
Bahrain Soft Medium
Spain Soft Hard
Monaco Super-soft Soft

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