Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pirelli change F1 tyre compound choices for Hungary

Pirelli has decided to do a U-turn on bringing its two hardest compounds for the next Hungarian Grand Prix.

Many teams in the paddock thought that Formula 1's sole tyre supplier had taken a very conservative and unusual decision in taking the same tyres to a tight and twisty Monaco-esque track as it did to races that put high demands on the tyres such as Bahrain and SIlverstone.

The only teams supportive of the idea were the Mercedes and Red Bull who had faced problems with degradation of the older compounds tyres.

Reports have emerged on the BBC website, that Pirelli have tweaked the compounds on offer for Hungary, by replacing the Hard with the Soft, while sticking with the Medium's initially offered.

Pirelli confirmed that the change in tact was due to the introduction of the all-new tyre construction in Hungary, combining the 2012 carcass with this year’s compounds.

“The change to the 2012 construction means that Hungary doesn’t require such a hard compound now,” said a spokesperson. 

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