Tyres, Bahrain, 2014

Pirelli chooses softest tyres for Austria and Germany

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Tyres, Bahrain, 2014Pirelli has chosen the softest tyres in its range for two of the next four races on the calendar.

F1’s official tyre supplier will bring its two softest compounds the Austrian Grand Prix, which is returning to the calendar for the first time since 2003.

The soft and super-soft compounds will be used at the Red Bull Ring, the configuration of which is the same as when F1 last visited the track 11 years ago, when it was called the A1-Ring.

The same two compounds will also be used for the German Grand Prix, which is being held at the Hockenheimring this year. Pirelli used the medium and soft tyres the last time F1 visited the track in 2012.

For the British and Hungarian Grands Prix the tyre selections are unchanged from last year: the hardest two compounds will be used at Silverstone, and the soft and medium at the Hungaroring.

2014 F1 tyre allocations 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
Red Bull Ring Super Soft Soft n/a n/a
Silverstone Medium Hard Medium Hard
Hockenheimring Super Soft Soft n/a n/a
Hungaroring Soft Medium Soft Medium

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