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Pirelli announces tyre choices for next three races

Pirelli has revealed the tyre compound choices for the next three grands prix of the 2011 Formula One season: Turkey, Spain and Monaco.

In Turkey and Spain, Pirelli will nominate the hard and soft tyres (as prime and option respectively). In Monaco the soft tyre will be the prime and the supersoft tyre, denoted by red markings, will make its debut as the option tyre.

The entire range will benefit from new markings from the Turkish Grand Prix onwards, designed to increase visibility of the six colours that distinguish each of the PZero tyres.

The Turkish Grand Prix, at Istanbul Park, features high temperatures and an abrasive surface, which favours the hard tyre for endurance and the soft tyre for faster laps.

The Monaco Grand Prix, however, has very different characteristics with the slowest average speed of the year. The tight and twisty confines of the famous street circuit means that the supersoft tyre will provide the fastest lap times, while the soft tyre provides enough durability to last for longer stints during the race.

Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery commented: “We’ve considered carefully all the circuit characteristics in order to help provide races as exciting as all the grands prix we have seen so far this year. We’re very much looking forward to Monaco in particular, where we will see the supersoft tyre in action for the first time. It’s quite a different tyre to the rest of the range and should be very effective around the streets of Monte Carlo.”

Pirelli F1 Tyres

The tyre choices so far:

Super Soft Soft Medium Hard
Australia Option Prime
Malaysia Option Prime
China Option Prime
Turkey Option Prime
Spain Option Prime
Monaco Option Prime

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For further information please contact:

Alexandra Schieren +33 607 03 69 03 alexandra.schieren@pirelli.com

Anthony Peacock +44 7765 896 930 anthony@mediatica.co.uk

Francescopaolo Tarallo +39 334 684 4307 francescopaolo.tarallo@pirelli.com
(Head of Product and Motorsport Communications)

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