Tyre compounds announced for first 3 races

Bridgestone F1 tyres

Bridgestone F1 tyres

F1 tyre supplier Bridgestone has announced their tyre compund allocations for the first 3 races of this year: Bahrain, Australia and Malaysia.

Circuit 2010 tyres 2009 tyres
Bahrain Medium / Super Soft Medium / Super Soft
Albert Park Hard / Soft Medium / Super Soft
Sepang Hard / Soft Hard / Soft

The compounds are one harder than last year for Australia. Last, year, they used the super-soft and medium, but the drivers complained that the super-soft tyre gave too much grip and wore out too quickly. This year, the soft and hard compounds are being used.

The same tyre types are being retained for the Bahrain and Malaysian races.

However, I am still annoyed to see the gaps in between the tyre compounds this year. We saw what happened at Melbourne last year: one wore out too quickly, while the other gave no grip. Of course, this stupid rule is to “improve the show”, as is absolutely every other rule introduced in the last few years.

This year, the drivers will have six sets of the harder (prime) tyres and five sets of the softer (option) tyres available to them for each race, while last year they had seven of each compound.

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