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Pirelli expects “wide variety” of strategies at Spa

Aug 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

Hungary F1 GP Auto Racing AP

Pirelli is providing its two hardest F1 tire compounds for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix which it believes will allow teams to pursue a range of different strategies.

The high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit is one of the most demanding venues F1 cars race on. Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery described it as “one of the biggest challenges for our tyres all year”.

“Mostly this is because of the very high energy loads that go all the way through the tires, both vertically – due to the big compressions such as Eau Rouge – and also laterally at fast corners like Blanchimont,” he explained. “Often, the tires are subjected to forces acting in different directions at the same time, which increases the work still further.”

“So looking after the tires is very important, particularly as it’s such a long lap. This means that there are a very wide variety of possible strategies available at Spa as well, with plenty of time to be won and lost if the right tactics are chosen.”

Drivers will have the choice of Pirelli’s hard (orange) and medium (white) tires this weekend. This will be the second race with Pirelli’s revised 2013 tires which feature last year’s construction including Kevlar instead of steel belts, and this year’s softer compounds.

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