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Pirelli confirm tyre allocations for Spa and beyond

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Official tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which of their PZero compounds will be taken to the next three rounds of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

At the Spa-Francorchamps race later this month the medium and soft tyres will be used. The varied characteristics of the Belgian circuit make it ideal territory for the medium compound, which represents a good compromise between the soft and the hard rubber. And with low temperatures common, the rapid warm-up time of the soft tyre will be another important factor.

For the tyre manufacturer’s home Grand Prix in Italy in September the same two nominations will used, whilst for the Singapore street circuit the soft and super-soft tyres will have an outing.

“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,” explained Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery.

“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.”

Tyre compounds for the 2011 season:
Australia (Melbourne) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Malaysia (Sepang) - hard (prime), soft (option)
China (Shanghai) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Turkey (Istanbul) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Spain (Barcelona) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Canada (Montreal) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Europe (Valencia) - medium (prime), super-soft (option)
Great Britain (Silverstone) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Germany (Nurburgring) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Hungary (Hungaroring) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Italy (Monza) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Singapore (Singapore) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)


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