Following concerns regarding the ineffectiveness of the hard compound tyres at the Spanish Grand Prix, Pirelli have decided to drop the hard tyres from the tyre selection for the upcoming British Grand Prix.
“They’re not good for anyone” said Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the Spanish GP and Force India’s Sergio Perez even went as far as saying “They’re only good enough for pictures”.
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Hard tyres were originally one of the options for the British GP, but at a meeting in Milan earlier this week, Pirelli have taken into consideration the concerns raised by the drivers and have dropped the hards for the weekend.
Hard tyres could feature at the Japanese GP in Suzuka, but that decision will be taken considering car development throughout the season and at the time.
“We are planning to use the hard in Suzuka”, said Pirelli F1 manager Mario Isola, “Suzuka is in the second half of the season, so we have to wait. The other high severity circuit was Sepang, but last year with the new surface Sepang was less abrasive.”
With the hards off the table, the tyre choices for the British Grand Prix in July shall be the supersoft, soft, and medium compound tyres.
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