Bridgestone ready softer tyres for Abu Dhabi

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Bridgestone will supply the teams with super-soft tyres for the final race of the season at Abu Dhabi.

The selection of super-soft and medium tyres for the last race of the season marks a change from last year’s allocation of soft and medium tyres for the Yas Island race.

The teams will be given soft and hard tyres for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix next month.

Meanwhile the tyre allocations for the Japanese and Brazilian Grands Prix remain the same as last year.

Here are the full tyre selections for the final races of 2010, and the last races Bridgestone will be supplying tyres for:

Circuit2010 tyres2009 tyres
BahrainMedium / Super SoftMedium / Super Soft
Albert ParkHard / SoftMedium / Super Soft
SepangHard / SoftHard / Soft
ShanghaiHard / SoftMedium / Super soft
BarcelonaHard / SoftHard / Soft
Monte-CarloMedium / Super SoftSoft / Super soft
IstanbulHard / SoftHard / Soft
MontrealMedium / Super SoftN/A
ValenciaMedium / Super SoftSoft / Super Soft
SilverstoneHard / SoftHard / Soft
HockenheimringHard / Super-SoftN/A
HungaroringMedium / Super-SoftSoft / Super-Soft
Spa-FrancorchampsHard / SoftMedium / Soft
MonzaHard / SoftMedium / Soft
SingaporeMedium / Super-SoftSoft / Super-Soft
JapanSoft / HardSoft / Hard
KoreaSoft / HardN/A
BrazilMedium / Super-SoftMedium / Super-Soft
Abu DhabiMedium / Super-SoftMedium / Soft

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6 comments on “Bridgestone ready softer tyres for Abu Dhabi”

  1. TheGreatCornholio
    6th September 2010, 19:45

    This could’ve been interesting but not a big enough gap between the compounds! I’d hoped that Bridgestone might go out with a bang:)

  2. Should be just Super Soft ;-)

  3. A shame Bridgestone is trying tot bring some more tyre struggles into the fight only right at the end of their F1 spell.

    I for one wont mind their gone. I still feell their cooperation with Ferrari and their role in taking over the control tyre role and pushing Michelin out (maybe not their idea, but they were with the FIA on it) is not just positive.

  4. I wonder, why is my comment waiting for a moderation? I wrote here just a this year s statistics of overtaking…

  5. The problem with this is that it just means the front teams will switch to the Mediums a little earlier. Now, I know the point of the two-tyre rule is that those who started on the option tyre will fall behind those who started on the prime because they had to pit too soon and so mix up the grid and encourage racing, but that’s failed dismally this year except for the lower ends of Q3 qualifiers. Basically what the front teams do is use their natural pace to eke out the required gap even whilst nursing the tyres.

    The only situation where the mixing would work is under the Safety Car with the front-runners pitting and the midfield not, but that doesn’t happen often at the right time to make it inconvenient for the front-runners.

    I guess they hope the Super-Softs will become useless no matter how you nurse them, but that only happened in Canada and was a special set of circumstances. Short of being even more artificial and hosing away all the rubber before the race I can’t see it working again.

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