Pirelli announce tyre choices for Abu Dhabi, American and Brazilian races

Italian firm opt for same compounds as they did in 2012

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 10/10/13 11:11am

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Pirelli have revealed their tyre choices for the final three races of 2013

Pirelli have revealed their tyre choices for the final three races of 2013

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Pirelli have revealed their tyre choices for the final three grands prix of 2013 in Abu Dhabi, the United Sates and Brazil.

The Italian firm will bring the white-marked medium and yellow-banded soft compounds to the Yas Marina Circuit as was the case in 2011 and 2012. They hope these choices will mean drivers are able to generate heat in their tyres throughout the event, even when the ambient temperature drops as the race descends into darkness. "The combination of the medium and soft tyres are best suited to the varied characteristics of the Abu Dhabi track, which being a twilight race starts in the late afternoon with falling temperatures towards the end of the grand prix," Pirelli explained.

The two hardest compounds in the range - the orange-marked hard and the medium - will be taken to Austin for the United States Grand Prix as was the case in 2012. "The hard and medium compounds are the best choice to respond to the challenges of this fast track, which puts high-energy loads through the tyres due to varying elevations that alternate high speeds with some slower and more technical sections," the manufacturer said.

The hard and medium tyres will also be used a week later in Brazil for the season finale with Pirelli hoping those compounds will handle the "high-speed corners and significant elevation changes."

2013 tyre choices
Australia - Supersoft, Medium
Malaysia - Medium, Hard
China - Soft, Medium
Bahrain - Medium, Hard
Spain - Medium, Hard
Monaco - Supersoft, Soft
Canada - Supersoft, Medium
Great Britain - Medium, Hard
Germany - Soft, Medium
Hungary - Soft, Medium
Belgium - Medium, Hard
Italy - Medium, Hard
Singapore - Supersoft, Medium
Korea - Supersoft, Medium
Japan - Medium, Hard
India - Soft, Medium.
Abu Dhabi - Soft, Medium.
USA - Medium, Hard.
Brazil - Medium, Hard.

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