Bridgestone have revealed that they are about to start pursuing more aggressive strategies when it comes to selecting tyres for the remaining races of the 2010 Formula One season.
They’ve made the decision in a bid to improve the sporting spectacle – not because it’s the Japanese tyres manufacturers last season as tyre supplier to F1.
It comes on the back of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, which is widely regarded as the best race of the season so far, because teams were forced to make two or even three stop strategies as the tyres grained quickly on the slippery track surface.
Hirohide Hamashima, head of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, told Autosport that the company will now allocate the super-soft’s more often in the hope of repeating the mixed strategies seen in Montreal, however, not at the expense of safety.
“Our first priority is to provide safe tyres that are fair for everyone,” said Hamashima. “I don’t want to provide a blistering tyre, because that is a risk.
“But if we can confidently predict no blistering with the super-soft tyres, then we will allocate those tyres as much as possible in the remaining races.”
The super-soft tyres will make their next appearance at the European GP in Valencia in a weeks time. However as the compounds have already been decided up to the British GP, the following opportunity will come in Hockenheim.