Pirelli completes 2014 Formula One compound choices
The tire choices for this season are now complete, with Pirelli having announced the compounds that will be used for the final three grands prix of the year, in the United States, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
For the Circuit of the Americas, the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tires will be nominated. This has been the most frequent nomination this year, and is well suited to circuits with a wide-ranging series of demands, such as Austin with its combination of fast corners and more technical sections.
The two hardest compounds in the range have been nominated for Brazil: P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium. While Interlagos is the shortest lap of the year, the energy demands are high as the anti-clockwise track essentially consists of a series of non-stop corners, with a high level of asphalt roughness.
By contrast, Abu Dhabi is one of the smoothest tracks of the year, and well-known territory for Pirelli, with a lot of the company’s testing carried out there prior to its arrival in Formula One. The race takes place into the evening, with ambient and track temperatures dropping, The most suitable tire choice is the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft, which will put the accent on strategy.