Pirelli has changed its tyre compound choices for the Brazilian Grand Prix after unanimous agreement to switch to softer compounds following Felipe Massa's claim the hard tyre would be "dangerous".

Massa said over the Russian Grand Prix weekend that he felt the selection of medium and hard compounds for Interlagos would be "very dangerous" due to a new track surface, despite Pirelli providing the same compounds at each of the last two Brazilian races.

Pirelli has since re-evaluated the resurfaced track and after consultation with the Tyre Working Group, received unanimous agreement to switch to the the soft and medium tyres for this year's grand prix.

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Motorsport director Paul Hembery said the move shows Pirelli is willing to make changes where necessary.

"We've always said that we would be open to any changes if they were required," Hembery said. "After further technical analysis of the impact of the revised circuit surface, together with a risk assessment suggesting a low probability of compound overheating due to extreme track temperatures, we have made this change with the unanimous agreement of all 11 teams."

While Massa did speak to Pirelli about his concerns in Sochi, the change is not a direct response to Massa's comments, and could only have been made with the full agreement from the Tyre Working Group which Pirelli has received.