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Pirelli make tyre choices for Japan & Korea

Pirelli have announced which tyre compounds will be available for Formula One teams at the upcoming Japanese and Korean Grand Prix's.

The Italian tyre manufacturers have gone with the same combination of tyres which worked so well at the recent Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

That race created some interesting tyre strategies at spectators will hope that the combination of medium and soft tyres will throw up another exciting race in Suzuka.

For the Korean Grand Prix, Pirelli have no prior knowledge of the track and have had to rely on simulations to make their decision.

They have opted for the Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft compound and P Zero Red Supersoft rubber.

“After careful analysis of all the data we have available, we have come up with what we believe to be the nominations that are best suited to the characteristics of each circuit. While Suzuka is a track that we’ve competed on before, both in GT racing and on motorbikes, Korea is a circuit that most people are still learning about. Nonetheless, we benefit from advanced simulation technology that allows us to accurately predict the likely behaviour of each tyre even on tracks that we have never seen before.' Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery told formula1.com.

“The extra performance of the supersoft makes it one of the most dynamic tyres in our range, which will form a key part of the strategy in Korea. Before then, the combination of medium and soft that will be used in Japan was last seen on our home grand prix in Italy, resulting in an extremely exciting race.”








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