Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bridgestone announce tyre specifications

Bridgestone have confirmed the tyre compounds that will be available to the teams at forthcoming Grands Prix, up to and including the Turkish race at the end of August. The soft and medium tyres will be used at this weekend’s US round at Indianapolis."Now we have experienced all four Bridgestone Potenza compounds in race conditions we can announce the compounds we will use for a further three races in the calendar,” said Kees van de Grint, Bridgestone Motorsport’s head of track engineering operations. “These compounds have been chosen using the data collected at the races so far, added with our predictions and our past experience of the circuits. “Of particular note will be the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. The change of date to July should mean hotter weather and our tyre choice of the soft and medium Potenzas reflects this. Although we expect hotter conditions the micro-climate means that the temperature and conditions can vary tremendously at this location."As usual, the softer of the two specification Potenzas at each round will be signified by a white line in the base of the second from inside groove. Bridgestone's wet Potenza is the same compound for all circuits bar Monte Carlo and the extreme wet is the same compound for all circuits.

Tyre compounds for the first 12 Grands Prix of 2007:

Australia – soft, medium

Malaysia – medium, hard

Bahrain – medium, hard

Spain – medium, hard

Monaco – super-soft, soft

Canada – super-soft, soft

United States – soft, medium

France – soft, medium

Britain – medium, hard

Europe – soft, medium

Hungary – super-soft, soft

Turkey – medium, hard

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