By Alex Kapadia
Bridgestone has announced the compounds it will supply for the final four races of the 2010 Formula One season – its last as sole tyres supplier to the sport.
The Japanese tyres manufacturer has taken a more conservative approach to the rubber it wheels out out for the Japanese, Korean, Brazlian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix races.
The news may come as a disappointment to F1 fans who might have expected Bridgestone to make more extreme allocations, like they did for the German Grand Prix where it supplied a hard-super soft combination in the interests of the ‘show’.
Instead, they have been extra cautious with the allocation for the first Korean race, opting for the soft and hard compounds, which will also be used at the preceeding Japanese GP.
The latter two races will see the use of the super-soft and medium compounds.
Hirohide Hamashima, head of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, said: “The most interesting question for these final allocations is which tyres will we bring to Korea? As always for a new race we work closely with the FIA, the circuit and the teams to reach o