The final two European rounds of the season at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza will see the hard and medium compounds used, the silver and white ringed tyres respectively.
Following this, the first of the final-flyaways in Singapore will see the super-soft and soft tyres used.
The Spa and Monza tyre choices differ from last year, where the medium and soft tyres were used. However, with the tyre selections being more conservative this year, the harder compounds have been selected.
The allocation for Singapore remains the same though, due to the low levels of wear at the night race.
Paul Hembery, head of Pirelli’s involvement in Formula One, also came out this week saying how he believed multiple tyre suppliers would only damage the sport.
Talking to Autosport, Hembery said “What does it really mean to have a tyre war? If it means spending 100 million euros to go half a second quicker, and you can’t even prove that you have the better tyre, because the teams will dominate still, it is pointless.”
Richland F1 also interviewed Hembery at the beginning of the season, who suggested that Pirelli would be involved in F1 beyond the contract expiration in 2013.
“We want to be a genuinely beneficial partner of the sport, enhancing the spectacle for teams as well as fans.”
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