F1’s official tyre supplier tends to bring a more conservative selection for the first race at a new track.
Though it is common for them to select the softest compounds for temporary circuits and street tracks – as at Monaco, Canada and next week’s Singapore Grand Prix – they have chosen to go one step harder for the inaugural race at the Sochi International Street Circuit.
Pirelli has also chosen its tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, which as last year will be the medium and hard compounds.
2014 tyre selections so far
|Circuit||2014 Option||2014 Prime||2013 Option||2013 Prime|
|Monte-Carlo||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Soft|
|Montreal||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Medium|
|Red Bull Ring||Super Soft||Soft||n/a||n/a|
|Singapore||Super Soft||Soft||Super Soft||Medium|
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