Pirelli bring hardest tyres to Hungaroring for first time

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Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Hungaroring, 2012Pirelli will bring the hardest tyres from their compound range to the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.

The move came as F1’s official tyre supplier announced it would not bring the new tyre construction tested in Canada to a future race due to a lack of agreement from the teams.

Two years ago Pirelli brought its softest tyres (super-soft and soft) to the Hungaroring. This year the medium and hard compounds will be used. The 2013 specification tyres are softer than those used last year.

“Hungary is the slowest permanent track on the calendar but it still places a lot of demands on the tyres due to its twisty layout, which means that the tyres move around much more than on a fast and flowing track,” said Pirelli in a statement.

“This combined with often high ambient temperatures make the hard and medium compounds the best choice for this track, given that this year?s compounds are softer than last year?s range across the board.”

The low-grip nature of the Hungaroring means softer tyres are usually preferred. Two years ago Pirelli described tyre wear at the track as “not particularly extreme”.

Lewis Hamilton won last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix with one stint on soft tyres and two stints on mediums.

Circuit 2013 Option 2013 Prime 2012 Option 2012 Prime 2011 Option 2011 Prime
Melbourne Super Soft Medium Soft Medium Soft Hard
Sepang Medium Hard Medium Hard Soft Hard
Shanghai Soft Medium Soft Medium Soft Hard
Bahrain Soft Hard Soft Medium No race No race
Catalunya Medium Hard Soft Hard Soft Hard
Monte-Carlo Super Soft Soft Super Soft Soft Super Soft Soft
Montreal Super Soft Medium Super Soft Soft Super Soft Soft
Silverstone Medium Hard Soft Hard Soft Hard
Nurburgring Soft Medium No race No race Soft Medium
Hungaroring Medium Hard Soft Medium Super Soft Soft

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43 comments on Pirelli bring hardest tyres to Hungaroring for first time

  1. f1freek (@f1freek) said on 16th June 2013, 20:30

    I’m not really looking forward to Silverstone and Hungaroring. It’s going to be the same Red Bull dominance all over again.

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