By Alex Kapadia
The temporary street course where the Canadian Grand Prix is fiercely contested provides a challenge for Formula One drivers and their tyres.
Bridgestone will be bringing its medium and super soft tyres to tackle the tarmac of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.
Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, said: “This will be the first time since 1997 that we will race in Montreal with slick tyres.
“Previously, we have always found this a difficult circuit for deciding tyre allocations, and this will also be the first time we have raced at this track with a gap between compounds.
“The circuit’s heavy traction and braking demands mean that a lot of heat is generated in the tyres so drivers need to be vigilant with their tyre management.
“The track surface can change a lot over the course of the weekend, and the weather in Montreal is often very variable too.
“I think that these factors will make our visit to Canada a good test for teams, drivers and Bridgestone.”
Bridgestone will be bringing its medium and super soft tyres to tackle the tarmac of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.