Pirelli has confirmed its tire allocations for the next four Formula 1 grands prix, including the first race in Austria since 2003.
The Italian tire manufacturer became the sole supplier for the sport back in 2011, and was given the tender of spicing up the racing and eradicating one-stop races which had become commonplace with Bridgestone back in 2010. Despite some ups and downs, its presence in the sport has been largely positive.
It has now confirmed which tires will be used for the races in Austria, Great Britain, Germany and Hungary.
- Austria – super-soft (option); soft (prime)
- Great Britain – medium (option); hard (prime)
- Germany – super-soft (option); soft (prime)
- Hungary – soft (option); medium (prime)
These selections are hardly surprising given the nature of the upcoming tracks, but with the quickest tires available, it should make for some great racing and open up a variety of strategies.
Pirelli will be hoping that its selection for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone will prevent a repeat of last year’s ‘tiregate’ scandal, which saw five drivers suffer failures and blowouts in the race.