Pirelli are likely to announce their next choices of tyre compounds fairly soon – the last announcement took us up to the next race at Monaco.
Given the debate over the role tyres are playing in the sport at present the decision on the next allocation will be watched with some interest to see if any pressure has been brought to bear on Pirelli to choose more conservative tyres.
For their part, Pirelli point out that the current policy of tyres is driven by the teams. Nonetheless, some individuals have questioned the effect they are having on F1, such as Michael Schumacher and, more recently, Dietrich Mateschitz.
With that in mind, what tyres should Pirelli pick for the coming races? Here’s what they chose last year – keep in mind the soft, medium and hard compounds are already softer to begin with this year.
Montreal – Super-soft/Soft
Valencia – Soft/Medium
Silverstone – Soft/Hard
Hungaroring – Super Soft/Soft
Hockenheimring is yet to hold a race with the Pirellis.
Here’s the tyre allocations so far this year and how they compare to last year:
Pirelli announce tyre options for Bahrain, Spain and Monaco
And remember to have your say and cast your vote on F1′s tyre policy in this article:
Should F1 change its tyre strategy?