Vital F1 | Pirelli tyres for Canada, Europe & Britain
Vital Login
Social Login

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's F1, It's Vital'

Pirelli tyres for Canada, Europe & Britain

Pirelli have announced which compound tyres the teams will have for rounds seven, eight and nine of the 2012 Formula One World Championship.

As the season has progressed the talk about the tyres has escalated.

When Pirelli made their alterations for the new 2012 Formula One season, it is highly unlikely that anyone in the Italian company would believe that they would have caused an even bigger stir this season in comparison to last.

At the start of 2011 all the talk was about the degradation of the tyre and how 'poor' they were to what the Formula One teams had been used to in the past, but once the racing got under way, the negative criticism they received soon passed as the spectacle of Formula One took over, in part to Pirelli's innovations following a brief laid out by F1 bosses.

For 2012 Pirelli changed the design of their tyres with the new rubber said to be racier than the previous compounds used during the Italian manufactures first season in Formula One.

The new tyres had also been designed to be 'squarer' to improve grip and handling for the drivers.

Pirelli also shortened the gap to less than a second per lap between compounds, which depending on the difference between degradation would provide a variety of tyre strategies over the course of a race weekend.

Everything Pirelli set out to do in 2012 was achieved, however they have also created an unpredictability heading into each race weekend, with every team on the grid desperately trying to seek out the 'sweet spot' on the tyres to maximise the tyres ultimate performance over the course of a race weekend.

If the teams discover how to use the tyres to their optimum performance level, then they are likely to do well in the race itself.

That has led to five different winners, from five different teams winning the opening five races of this seasons championship and with Lotus looking good, no-one would bet against a sixth different team winning in Monaco when the teams take to the streets of Monaco with the [red marked] super-soft tyre making its debut alongside the soft [yellow marked] compound.

Then once Monaco is out of the way the teams will be looking towards the races in Canada, Valencia and Silverstone.

For Canada, the teams will once again use the [red marked] super-soft tyre alongside the soft [yellow marked] compound.

In Europe for the Grand Prix at the Valencian track the teams will use the medium [white marked] compound and soft [yellow] compound, a combination previously used at Australia, China and Bahrain.

For Silverstone, the teams will have a bigger step in compound choice, with the Hard and Soft compound combination previously used at Catalunya selected.










Join Vital F1

It's easy to join up and join in on VitalF1.com, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

If you are already a member of Vital Football, your logins will automatically work on VitalF1.com!

The Journalist

Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 22 2012

Time: 1:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Vital F1 Articles

2017 Monaco GP - FP2 (Thursday May 25 2017)

2017 Monaco GP - FP1 (Thursday May 25 2017)

Blog: Monaco Preview (Wednesday May 24 2017)

Who will win in Monaco? (Monday May 22 2017)

Blog: Spanish GP Report (Monday May 15 2017)

2017 Spain GP - Race (Sunday May 14 2017)

Blog: Barcelona Qualifying (Saturday May 13 2017)

2017 Spain GP - Qualifying (Saturday May 13 2017)

2017 Spain GP - FP3 (Saturday May 13 2017)

2017 Spain GP - FP2 (Friday May 12 2017)

2017 Spain GP - FP1 (Friday May 12 2017)

Blog: Barcelona Preview (Thursday May 11 2017)

Who will win in Spain? (Monday May 8 2017)

Track upgrades for Montreal (Wednesday May 3 2017)

Blog: Russian GP Report (Monday May 1 2017)

2017 Russia GP - Race (Sunday April 30 2017)

Blog: Sochi Qualifying (Saturday April 29 2017)

2017 Russia GP - Qualifying (Saturday April 29 2017)

2017 Russia GP - FP3 (Saturday April 29 2017)

2017 Russia GP - FP2 (Friday April 28 2017)

2017 Russia GP - FP1 (Friday April 28 2017)

Blog: Sochi Preview (Wednesday April 26 2017)

Who will win in Russia? (Monday April 24 2017)

Grid penalty for Sainz in Russia (Thursday April 20 2017)

Mercedes to implement team orders? (Wednesday April 19 2017)

Blog: Bahrain GP Report (Monday April 17 2017)

2017 Bahrain GP - Race (Sunday April 16 2017)

Blog: Sakhir Qualifying (Saturday April 15 2017)

2017 Bahrain GP - Qualifying (Saturday April 15 2017)

2017 Bahrain GP - FP3 (Saturday April 15 2017)

2017 Bahrain GP - FP2 (Friday April 14 2017)

2017 Bahrain GP - FP1 (Friday April 14 2017)

Blog: Sakhir Preview (Wednesday April 12 2017)

Who will win in Bahrain? (Tuesday April 11 2017)

Hamilton loving battle with Vettel (Tuesday April 11 2017)

Blog: Chinese GP Report (Monday April 10 2017)

2017 China GP - Race (Sunday April 9 2017)

Blog: Shanghai Qualifying (Saturday April 8 2017)

2017 China GP - Qualifying (Saturday April 8 2017)

2017 China GP - FP3 (Saturday April 8 2017)

2017 China GP - FP2 (Friday April 7 2017)

2017 China GP - FP1 (Friday April 7 2017)

Blog: Shanghai Preview (Wednesday April 5 2017)

Honda to supply Sauber? (Wednesday April 5 2017)

Who will win in China? (Monday April 3 2017)

Mixed feelings for Red Bull (Friday March 31 2017)

Blog: Australian GP Report (Monday March 27 2017)

2017 Australia GP - Race (Sunday March 26 2017)

2017 Australia GP - Qualifying (Saturday March 25 2017)

2017 Australia GP - FP3 (Saturday March 25 2017)

2017 Australia GP - FP2 (Saturday March 25 2017)

2017 Australia GP - FP1 (Saturday March 25 2017)

More calls to ban the shark fins (Friday March 24 2017)

Renault call for engine budget cap (Thursday March 23 2017)

Blog: Melbourne Preview (Thursday March 23 2017)

Renault can improve - Hopefully (Friday March 17 2017)

McLaren looking shaky (Wednesday March 15 2017)

Surtees dies aged 83 (Tuesday March 14 2017)

Ferrari end second test on top (Monday March 13 2017)

F1 ratings in UK collapse (Friday March 10 2017)

Archived Vital F1 Articles

List All Vital F1 Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. DJ 1140
2. Red5 1114
3. The Fear 773
4. Villaininthemerde 612
5. johnkelv 600
6. Druss_the_Legend 584
7. Push The Button 503
8. col8 334
9. The Intimidator 205
10. VanGisbergen2013 156

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who will win in Monaco?
Hamilton 40%
Vettel 33%
Bottas 0%
Raikkonen 16%
Verstappen 11%
Ricciardo 0%
Someone else 0%