F1 »

Pirelli announces tyre choices for final three grands prix

Pirelli has revealed the tyre options that will be provided for the final three grands prix of 2012, in Abu Dhabi, the USA and Brazil.
Pirelli has announced the tyre nominations for the final three grands prix of the year, with the medium compound the preferred choice for each of the races in Abu Dhabi, the USA and Brazil.

At Yas Marina, the teams will use the medium and soft tyres, while the relatively unknown quantity of the all-new United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the medium will partner Pirelli's hard compound, a combination which will also be pressed into action for the season finale at Interlagos.

The Abu Dhabi race is run in the late afternoon and evening, with falling temperatures. Although the lap takes in a wide variety of speeds and corners, the surface is quite smooth and degradation is not excessive, making medium and soft the perfect choice.

The new Austin-based CotA will be raced on for the first time, and the simulation data established by Pirelli's engineers over the summer has indicated that the hard and medium tyres will be best-suited to the varying demands of this track. During a recent visit, the company's engineers established that significant energy loads will be put through the tyres, while high temperatures are also expected, so a relatively conservative tyre choice will make sure that all possibilities are covered.

The Interlagos circuit, by contrast, is well known for being demanding on the tyres, with big elevation changes, high-speed corners and significant energy loadings going through the structure. For these reasons, the hard and medium tyres are also seen as the best choice for the final race of the 2012 season.

The medium compound has been the prevailing choice for much of the 2012 season, with only Barcelona, Monaco, Montreal, Silverstone, Singapore, Korea and India not seeing the white-ringed rubber, often in order to provide a bigger jump between compounds in the name of competition. Next weekend's Indian Grand Prix will utilise the hard and soft tyre options.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
12.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
11.11.2011- Friday Practice 2, Atmosphere
25.11.2011- Friday Practice 2, Brazilan flag
26.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Atmosphere
Aerial view of the Circuit of the Americas construction site v  [pic credit: Circuit of the Americas]
Surfacing work on the start-finish straight at Circuit of the Americas   [pic credit: CotA media]
Pirelli tires  13.09.2012. Formula One Young Drivers Test, Day 3, Magny-Cours, France.
26.08.2016 - Free Practice 1, Pirelli Tyres
Pirelli tyre selections per driver for the Belgian GP [Credit: Pirelli]
Red Bull Racing, Pirelli 2017 test, Sebastien Buemi
Red Bull Racing, Pirelli 2017 test, Sebastien Buemi
Red Bull Racing, Pirelli 2017 test, Sebastien Buemi
Pirelli F1 2017 tyre test, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari [Credit: Pirelli]
Pirelli F1 2017 tyre test, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari [Credit: Pirelli]
Pirelli F1 2017 tyre test, Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari [Credit: Pirelli]
31.07.2016 - Race, (L-R) Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director, Mario Isola (ITA), Sporting Director Pirelli  and Pasquale Lattuneddu (ITA), FOM
31.07.2016 - Chester Bennington (USA), Linkin Park
31.07.2016 - Chester Bennington (USA), Linkin Park

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

Jasper - Unregistered

October 17, 2012 1:40 PM

Bomg we would end up with the fierce we had in Korea, the places where the supersoft tyres where used the hasnt been fantastic, or been a cagey race Canada Monaco Hungary Singapore Korea

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.