Pirelli super-soft tyre, Monaco, 2012

Hard tyres for Japan and India, super-soft in Korea

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pirelli super-soft tyre, Monaco, 2012Pirelli has announced its tyre allocations for the Japanese, Korean and Indian Grands Prix.

For the Suzuka race Pirelli will use the soft tyre again, but replace the medium compound used last year with the hard tyre.

At Korea and India the tyre choices will remain the same as last year.

The softest available compounds will be used in Korea, and the hard and soft will be supplied for F1’s return to the Buddh International Circuit.

Here’s the full 2012 tyre allocation so far compared to last year’s:

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
Suzuka Soft Hard Soft Medium
Korea Super Soft Soft Super soft Soft
Buddh Soft Hard Hard Soft

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