Pirelli confirms tyre choices up to Singapore
25 July 2013 – Pirelli has confirmed its tyre compound nominations for the first three Grands Prix after the summer break, taking place in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
For the Spa-Francorchamps and Monza rounds, featuring a variety of high speed corners, the manufacturer will supply its Medium and Hard compounds, while the Super Soft and Medium steps are to be used at the Marina Bay street circuit.
"The second half of the season starts off with two of the fastest and most demanding races for tyres of the year, in Belgium and Italy," Paul Hembery, Motorsport Director at Pirelli, explained of the nominations. "Singapore is a completely different challenge: the final street race of the season, which is ideal territory for the Super Soft tyres."
Hembery went on to state: "As always, our selections have concentrated on providing the best opportunities for strategy as well as the most effective race tyres."
Pirelli's modified rubber, blending 2012 construction with 2013 compounds, will be raced for the first time in Hungary after a trouble-free debut at the Young Driver Test.