Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012

Pirelli to bring harder tyres for Spa and Monza

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2012Pirelli will use the hardest tyres in their range for the next two races in the championship at Spa and Monza.

Whereas last year F1’s official tyre supplier used the soft and medium tyres for the two high-speed tracks, this season they will bring their hard and medium compounds.

Pirelli also used a harder tyre allocation for the previous round in Hungary, swapping soft and super-soft tyres for their medium and soft rubber.

Their soft, medium and hard tyre compounds for 2012 are all softer than they were in 2011.

Pirelli will use their softest tyres for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, as they did last year.

Here is the 2012 F1 tyre allocation announced so far:

Circuit 2012 Option 2012 Prime 2011 Option 2011 Prime
Melbourne Soft Medium Soft Hard
Sepang Medium Hard Soft Hard
Shanghai Soft Medium Soft Hard
Bahrain Soft Medium No race No race
Catalunya Soft Hard Soft Hard
Monte-Carlo Super-soft Soft Super-soft Soft
Montreal Super-soft Soft Super-soft Soft
Valencia Soft Medium Soft Medium
Silverstone Soft Hard Soft Hard
Hockenheimring Soft Medium No race No race
Hungaroring Soft Medium Super Soft Soft
Spa-Francorchamps Medium Hard Soft Medium
Monza Medium Hard Soft Medium
Singapore Super Soft Soft Super Soft Soft

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