Bridgestone announces tyre specs for remaining GP's
Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, is pleased to announce the compound allocations of Potenza tyres for the final four rounds of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. Teams have been informed of the compounds to be brought to the four races from the Japanese Grand Prix on October 10 to the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 14.
A gap of one step between compounds features for each of the final four tyre allocations. The first-ever Korean Grand Prix will feature the hard and soft compound Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone Head of Motorsport Tyre Development, says: “The most interesting question for these final allocations is which tyres will we bring to Korea? As always for a new race we work closely with the FIA, the circuit and the teams to reach our decision but in addition to all this information we always have safety in mind so our allocation for the first race in Korea will naturally be on the conservative side. The tyres for Korea are currently being shipped to the track and we are very interested to see this new facility when we go there in seven weeks time. Suzuka puts the tyres through a tough workout so we have the harder combination of hard and soft, whilst Sao Paulo and Yas Marina suit the softer combination of super soft and medium. Due to the nature of the tracks, there were no further opportunities for a hard – super soft allocation, although we did evaluate this after the lessons learnt at Hockenheim.”
14. Italian Grand Prix (Monza) - Soft/Hard
15. Singapore Grand Prix (Singapore) - Super Soft/Medium
16. Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) - Soft/Hard
17. Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam) - Soft/Hard
18. Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos) - Super Soft/Medium
19. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit) - Super Soft/Medium