The new slick tyres have certainly spiced up the track action for Formula One this season, now Bridgestone have a similar trick up their sleeves to inject the same excitement into the GP2 Series.
The Japanese tyres maker has revealed that although the cars will still be racing on the medium, soft and super-soft compounds, the soft and super-soft tyres have been modified.
Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, said: “Tyre management is a crucial skill for any young driver so, by making our compound allocations softer, we are bringing this skill to the fore in the GP2 Series.
“We have worked with the GP2 Series organisers and changed our soft and supersoft compounds to allow a greater amount of progressive degradation, which will mean more exciting racing and make tyre management a primary focus for the drivers.
“We are proud to be associated with the GP2 Series and lessons learnt by drivers here are very applicable to Formula One, where two different tyre compounds are used in each race.
“Any F1 driver who struggles to adapt to this year’s slick tyres will be looking over their shoulders at the upcoming talent in the GP2 Series who are showing good use of their Bridgestone slicks.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team