Tyres, Hockenheimring, 2012

Pirelli to use hardest tyres for United States GP

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pirelli will bring its two hardest tyre compounds for F1’s first race at the Circuit of the Americas in November.

The medium and hard tyres will be used for the last two races of the season In the USA and Brazil. Pirelli chose its soft and medium tyres for last year’s race at Interlagos.

As in 2011, the soft and medium tyres will be used for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit.

Here is Pirelli’s complete 2012 tyre allocation:

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
Yas Marina Soft Medium Soft Medium
Circuit of the Americas Medium Hard No race No race
Interlagos Medium Hard Soft Medium

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