Tyres, Bahrain, 2014

Softest tyres chosen for Monaco and Canada

2014 F1 season

Tyres, Bahrain, 2014Pirelli have announced their tyre compounds choices for the Spanish, Monaco and Canadian Grands Prix.

While the hardest tyres have been chosen for the demanding Circuit de Catalunya, Pirelli will bring its softest tyres to the low-grip Monte-Carlo and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve courses.

This means the same mix of compounds are being used for Spain and Monaco as last year, while in Canada the soft tyre will be used instead of the medium.

Here are the tyre choices announced so far:

Circuit 2014 Option 2014 Prime 2013 Option 2013 Prime
Melbourne Soft Medium Super Soft Medium
Sepang Medium Hard Medium Hard
Shanghai Soft Medium Soft Medium
Bahrain Soft Medium Soft Hard
Catalunya Medium Hard Medium Hard
Monte-Carlo Super Soft Soft Super Soft Soft
Montreal Super Soft Soft Super Soft Medium

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16 comments on “Softest tyres chosen for Monaco and Canada”

    1. it’s not just down to the abrasiveness of the track. grip level has a huge amount to do with it – if the track is low grip then the cars slide more (including wheelspin) and degradation is higher. an abrasive surface may not be quite so damaging if it is grippy. also, the track layout determines a lot of the wear (eg. barcelona or turkey has high wear because of the huge lateral loads, whereas montreal has high wear because of the longitudinal loads (braking and accelerating)

      1. I think the only conservative choice they made is for Spain and Sepang which is notorious on tires i wished they went to 2011 or 2012 Choices for those tracks but with the New Engines in test its safe to go for conservative than aggressive and have more talk on tires than engines and other things

  1. GREAT :-( We can forget about lap long battles for position then, without rain or a saftey car to reduce the number of laps the cars have to use the tyres for this will become another poor race, but hey we can always blame the exhaust sound.
    I just wish that Jenson had never caught and passed Vettel at the lend of that race, 1 pass because of worn tyres and we have been subject to 3 years of mostly poor racing while drivers nurse their tyres and refuse to get into battles for track posion.

      1. And in the case of Vettel versus Button, it was driver error that allowed Button to get past. As for supposedly not battling on track, it would seem that somebody didn’t tell the drivers in Bahrain about that…

  2. 10 Day Forecast according to Google suggest rain for Monaco

    In Thursday’s Practice

    On Saturday for Quali

    On Sunday for the race

    What do you think we could be in for this time around?

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