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F1: Pirelli unveils tire choice for first 4 Grands Prix of 2014

From Pirelli

At the end of the third and final pre-season test, held in Bahrain, Pirelli has announced the compounds that will be used for the first four Grands Prix of 2014.

Australia   P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM and P ZERO YELLOW SOFT

Malaysia   P ZERO ORANGE HARD and P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM

Bahrain   P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM and P ZERO YELLOW SOFT

China   P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM and P ZERO YELLOW SOFT

These choices have been made to reflect the characteristics of each circuit and the all-new 2014 cars, bearing in mind all the data that has been obtained from the three pre-season tests.

F1 Pirelli motorhome
Photo: Pirelli

The results of the final test showed an increased performance gap between the hard and the medium compound, and the medium and the soft compound: the two combinations of tires that will be used at the first four races.

The characteristics of the 2014 P Zero tire range were in line with expectations in Bahrain, maintaining similar performance to last year but with less degradation.

There was no blistering and very little graining, underlining the performance of the latest compounds so far in a wide range of conditions. There was also a reduction in tread wear levels.