Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2011

Pirelli goes aggressive with soft tyres at Spa

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Spa-Francorchamps, 2011Pirelli has stepped away from its policy of bringing more conservative tyres this year by selecting the soft and medium tyres for the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix.

Formula One’s official tyre supplier has used its hardest tyres at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the past two seasons.

It last brought the soft tyre to this race in 2011, where concerns over blistering arose during the weekend. Pirelli attributed this to some teams exceeding the recommended camber angles, and Red Bull were among those to run very short stints on the soft tyres at the start of the race.

Pirelli will stay true to form with its tyre choices for Monza and Singapore, where respectively its hardest and softest rubber will be used.

2014 tyre compounds 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
Spa-Francorchamps Soft Medium Medium Hard
Monza Medium Hard Medium Hard
Singapore Super Soft Soft Super Soft Medium

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