Pirelli have confirmed which tyre compounds they will be bringing to the next three events after this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. Following on from Shanghai, F1 moves on to Spain where the fast paced Barcelona track will see the two hardest compounds at work. Pirelli point towards the rough tarmac, the high ambient temperatures and the high-energy nature of the circuit as their reasons for the choice.
The next two races are street circuits of sorts, with Monaco followed swiftly by Canada. Both these will feature the supersoft and soft compounds. That’s no surprise for Monaco, where the slow, twisting track works well with the softer tyres. Last year, the Montreal race featured medium and supersofts, but Pirelli have opted to close the gap one step for the 2014 race.
They explain: “Canada is another circuit that is very reliant on mechanical grip, with the race frequently held in cool temperatures. As a result, the soft and supersoft is once again the ideal choice.”
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