VF1blog: F1 Leaves Europe Fast And Hard - A Matter
Pirelli has announced which of their P Zero compounds they will be taking to the next three rounds.
After the summer break, the next two races will be the final races run in Europe for the 2012 season. Due to the nature of the circuits, both Spa-Francorchamps and Monza are well known to be two very fast race tracks which are quite punishing on tyres due to load. Both put plenty of strain and energy through the rubber so Pirelli will be going with the hard and medium compounds.
Fans and drivers alike look forward to both of these iconic circuits that have serious character, nostalgia and real sex appeal. Yes, sex appeal. You see, for many of us petrol heads, certain things carry an odd attraction that cannot be explained. For example, the sound of screaming engines going through the gearbox with different pitch in every gear. Or seeing them change direction through a chicane give us goose pimples and stimulate physical reactions normally associated with sexual arousal in extreme cases.
The thought of an F1 car going flat out through Eau Rouge in Spa or two cars side by side rounding Parabolica at Monza is enough to wet one's trousers.
As is usually the case, in an less climactic follow up to two of Europe's most exciting circuits, Pirelli will bring to the street circuit of Singapore, the soft and super-soft tyre compounds.
If you recall, these are basically the tyres that were used in other street circuits such as Monaco and Canada.
Let's see who gets the strategy right this time. We all know what happens when you leave these soft rubbers on too long now don't we?
GP And Available Tyre Selection:
Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps) Pirelli P-Zero hard and medium compounds
Italy (Monza) Pirelli P-Zero hard and medium compounds
Singapore Pirelli P-Zero soft and super-soft compounds
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