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Pirelli reveals tyre choice

Pirelli reveals its tyre choice for the Singapore Grand Prix
Pirelli has revealed that it will take its soft and supersoft tyres to Singapore this weekend for the annual F1 night race.

The decision means that the tyre supplier will provide teams with the same compound of tyre that was used in Monaco, Canada and Hungary earlier in the season.

With the second highest number of corners in the sport and with high temperatures, Singapore provides plenty of challenges for drivers when it comes to managing tyres.

“Singapore is a race that adds a unique and truly spectacular new dimension to the Formula One calendar,” Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said. “Because it is such a specific event, this makes it quite hard for teams to arrive at the best set-up and you often see some quite different solutions. Our tyres have to work equally effectively within a wide range of parameters, and this is one of the biggest challenges for us over the course of the year.

“A lot is made of the heat in Singapore, but what people tend to feel is actually the humidity, which means that our tyres should be comfortably within their working range when it comes to ambient and track temperature. The tyres will be working as hard as the drivers this weekend: many of the drivers say that this street circuit is even more demanding than Monaco. As we've seen in the past, particularly in Canada, the combination of soft and supersoft tyres provides plenty of opportunities for the teams to put in place some interesting strategies, with the supersoft in particular expected to provide an appreciable performance advantage.

“The free practice sessions in Singapore will be crucial, as the teams assess the effect of each of our tyres on their set-ups and overall speed.”


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