Pirelli announces tyre allocations for Belgian, Italian and Singapore Grands Prix
By Berthold Bouman
Formula One’s Italian tyre supplier Pirelli today announced the tyre allocations for the next three Grands Prix.
For the Belgian Grand Prix at the breathtaking but also very demanding high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Pirelli has nominated the Medium (white marked) and Hard (silver marked) rubber compounds.
For the Italian Grand Prix, Pirelli’s home race, at the historic and very fast Monza circuit, they have also nominated the Medium (white marked) and Hard (silver marked) rubber compounds, which is the same choice as in Malaysia earlier this season, which is also a very fast track.
For the race in Singapore, a street circuit and one of the slowest tracks on the 2012 calendar, Pirelli nominated the Super Soft (red marked) and the Soft (yellow marked) tyres, the same as in Monaco and Canada.
As usual all drivers get six sets of the Primes, the harder compound, and five sets of the Options, the softer compound, for each race. One set of Primes must be returned before the start of P2, and before the start of P3 one set of Primes and one set of Options must be returned.
When it rains, each driver has three sets of Full Wet tyres (blue marked), and three sets of Intermediate tyres (green marked).