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Pirelli announces tyre choices for next three races

ESPNF1 Staff
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The medium and soft compounds will be used at the next two races © Sutton Images

Pirelli has announced which tyre compounds it will be bring to the next three grands prix.

For the Belgian and Italian grands prix the teams will be supplied with medium and soft compounds and on the streets of Singapore they will use the softs and supersofts. Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said the choices would suit the conditions expected at each circuit while allowing for variations in strategy.

"We're learning more and more with every race in our first year of Formula One, and fine-tuning our compound choices to benefit from the valuable information that we are accumulating," he said. "We've got three of the most thrilling races on the entire calendar coming up, and we believe that we've arrived at some tyre nominations that are very well-suited to the characteristics of these very different but equally exciting circuits.

"Of course there will always be some unknown factors - such as the weather - but the choices we have made are designed to help teams maximise both their performance and their race strategy."

The Belgian Grand Prix will be the third time Pirelli has combined the medium and soft compounds after it made the same choice for the European Grand Prix in the heat of Valencia and the German Grand Prix at the chilly Nurburging. The combination of soft and supersoft has been used in Monaco, Canada and Hungary so far this year.

Pirelli is currently testing at Monza with Lucas di Grassi at the wheel of its development car.