By Alex Kapdia
Pirelli has announced the tyres it will be taking to the next three grands prix in Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
In Belgium, the Italian tyres manufacturer will be taking the P Zero White medium tyre and the P Zero Yellow soft tyre.
For Pirelli’s home grand prix in Italy, it will be supplying the same two compounds and at the Singapore street circuit, the teams will be supplied with the P Zero Yellow soft tyre and the P Zero Red Supersoft.
The varied characteristics of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit make it ideal territory for the P Zero White medium tyre, which represents a good compromise between the soft and the hard rubber. With low temperatures common, the rapid warm-up time and instant performance of the P Zero Yellow tyre will be another important factor.
At Monza the closely-matched characteristics of the medium and soft tyre will give teams plenty of scope for strategy on the rapid Italian track – as could be seen on the last occasion that this combination was used, the closely-fought German Grand Prix.
Singapore, a street race run at night, will be an entirely different kind of grand prix, with circuit characteristics more similar to Canada. Consequently, the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red Supersoft tyres have been chosen, to generate the maximum grip within the tight confines and variable surfaces of the Singapore track.