Pirelli has announced the F1 tyres that will be used in the grands prix of Spain, Monaco and Canada.
In Spain, Pirelli tyres will bring the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium: the two hardest tyres in the range. The Montmelo circuit is well known for putting high-energy loads through the tyres, while ambient temperatures can also be notable at the Spanish Grand Prix. Tarmac roughness is quite high, and the tyres on the left-hand side are particularly stressed.
For the street circuit in Monaco the two softest tyres in the range will be used: P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red Supersoft. Monaco, the slowest circuit on the calendar, is very twisty with smooth asphalt, and also relies heavily on mechanical grip from the tyres. This makes it the perfect place for the supersoft with its rapid warm-up to make its 2014 debut, in combination with the soft.
Pirelli has nominated the same tyres for Canada, a semi-permanent facility and another circuit that is very reliant on mechanical grip, with the race frequently held in cool temperatures. As a result, the soft and supersoft is once again the ideal choice. Traction and braking are the main characteristics of the lap.
Denna Bowman, Head Office