Pirelli Alter Tire Nomination for Brazil

The Pirelli tire options available for the 2014 Formula One season.

Pirelli, the tire supplier for Formula One, has changed their tire choices for the Grand Prix in Brazil after the Sao Paulo circuit was resurfaced.  

The compounds available for the 18th round will be the soft and medium compounds, originally the medium and hard sets were going to be used.  This decision comes after a heavily criticized Russian Grand Prix that saw Nico Rosberg do 52 laps on one set of medium tires.  

Pirelli’s director of motorsport Paul Hembery commented on the change in tire choice, saying “We’ve always said that we would be open to changes if they were required.”

“After further technical analysis of the impact of the revised circuit surface, together with a risk assessment suggesting a low probability of compounding overheating due to extreme track temperatures,” the change was issued.  

The decision was made “with the unanimous agreement of all 11 teams,” he added.  

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