F1’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli have confirmed the compounds they will bring to the final three races of the season, with Abu Dhabi first up, taking on the soft and medium tyres. As a twilight race, the falling temperatures at the Yas Marina track can make tyre management tricky, but the all-round medium compound should be able to handle it.
At the United States Grand Prix, drivers will have the choice between medium and hard compounds, the same as this weekend in Japan, and the same as the final race in Brazil as well. The hard tyres will deal with the high speeds and elevation changes at both the difficult tracks.
The medium compounds have thus been in use for all the races except for Monaco, the supersofts for five races, the softs for six and the hard compounds the second favourite with nine outings.
Pirelli are also looking to test their 2014 compounds with McLaren in November, if the FIA agree to a two-day test at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. After problems this year with unauthorised testing, Pirelli want to make sure they have all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed before hitting the track.
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