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New Soft compounds for Brazilian Grand Prix 2011

by Ravi Ved Pictures: Dppi Posted on November 22, 2011 17:05 IST 104 Views

From the Soft and Medium compound tyres offered for the Brazilian Grand Prix from the 25-27 November, the Soft rubber will be a previously unraced compound


Pirelli PZeros



The new soft compounds that Pirelli will offer for the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix will be the same ones that were tested at the young drivers’ test at Abu Dhabi last weekend and on Friday Practice at Nurburgring in July.

Drivers will also get two sets of experimental hard tyres for Free Practice on Friday. These tyres will boast of a slightly softer compound than the current Silver PZeros and the counter-effect of the change in compound is what the Italian tyre manufacturer wishes to study putting the new rubber in race conditions. The tyre has already been tested by Lucas Di Grassi on Pirelli’s Toyota TF109 car. 

“Preparations for the 2012 season are well underway, so it will be really interesting to hear the thoughts of the drivers about the new hard and soft tyres that we will be trying out in Brazil,” said Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director. “We’ve already collected plenty of information on the new soft tyre from the young driver test, so it will be useful to compare that to real race data.

Pireli believes that it is essential not to stick to the names that are currently given to the tyres that are tested, what maybe tested as a hard compound tyre right now may even end up being the Medium PZeros when the 2012 season starts.

Pirelli has already managed to bag some data based on the young driver test at the Yas Marina Circuit last week but the company wished to test the rubber in live condition on the track in race conditions for a more accurate analysis of the unraced rubber.

Although there was many questions asked about Pirelli’s PZeros before the start of the season but as the season progressed it was repeatedly praised and appreciated, one can only wait to see the kind of magic the Italian tyre manufacturer does for the 2012 season.


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