2013 F1 season
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|
|Bahrain||Soft||Hard||Soft||Medium||No race||No race|
|Monte-Carlo||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Soft|
|Montreal||Super Soft||Medium||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Soft|
|Nurburgring||Soft||Medium||No race||No race||Soft||Medium|
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