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Formula 1 official tyre provider Pirelli has launched its tyre compounds for 2012 F1 season. The Italian tyre maker pleased with their come-back to F1 in 2011 season and they are done a successful F1 season in last year.

Modifications for this season see new mix for all slicks except the super-soft, with the others all softer and distribute a longer life peak. The ‘squarer’ shape gives a more constant contact patch to recompense for the 2012 aerodynamic regulations.

“After the positive experience of last year, the teams asked us to continue providing tyres with the characteristics that contributed to spectacular races in 2011,” Pirelli president Marco Tronchetti Provera said. “And this is what we have done, optimising the compounds and profiles in order to guarantee even better and more stable performance, combined with the deliberate degradation that characterised the P Zero range from 2011.

“We’re expecting unpredictable races, with a wide range of strategies and a number of pit stops: all factors that both competitors and spectators greatly enjoyed last year. The development work on the new compounds took place throughout the 2011 season, thanks to the impressive learning curve and reaction times from our engineers, who are ready to continue those evolutions during the season ahead.”


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