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Pirelli have selected the tyre compounds they will bring to the Abu Dhabi, US and Brazilian Grands Prix

More conservative selection for inaugural race in Austin with new track expected to be demanding on tyres

Last Updated: 16/10/12 2:35pm

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Circuit of the Americas: Will see the medium and hard tyres in action

Circuit of the Americas: Will see the medium and hard tyres in action

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Pirelli have revealed the tyre compounds they will bring to the deciding final three races of the 2012 season - including for the brand new circuit in Austin, Texas.

Having already announced the rubber that will be in use up to next week's Indian GP, the Italian firm have finalised their plans for the season by selecting the compounds that will be raced in Abu Dhabi, the United States and Brazil next month.

In Abu Dhabi, the first of these events, the medium and soft tyre have been selected while for the new Circuit of the Americas a more conservative choice of the hard and medium tyres has been made.

"Austin will be raced on for the first time, and the simulation data established by Pirelli's engineers over the summer has indicated that the hard and medium tyres will be best-suited to the varying demands of this track," Pirelli explained.

"On a new circuit, a relatively conservative choice will make sure that all possibilities are covered. During a recent visit, Pirelli's engineers established that significant energy loads will be put through the tyres. High temperatures are also expected."

The same allocation will then be brought to the following week's season-finale in Brazil, the undulating Interlagos circuit well known to be one of the hardest tracks on the calendar on tyres.

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