P ZERO ORANGE HARD AND P ZERO YELLOW SOFT TYRES FOR GP2 IN BAHRAIN

Posted by: Dan on 2/04/2014

Category: Racing

This year’s GP2 Series becomes even more closely aligned to Formula One, with a new rule that both nominated compounds must be used during the race. However, the tyre allocation for GP2 is a lot lower: three sets of the prime compound and two of the option per car per race weekend. 

With two races to consider, strategy is of the essence when it comes to GP2 success. The 2014 GP2 field has already tried out the entire range of slick tyres (hard, medium, soft, and supersoft) in pre-season testing at Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, but tyre management will still be a big challenge because of the heat, sand on the track, and exceptional tarmac roughness of the Sakhir Circuit. 

For the first time, GP2 qualifying takes place at night in Bahrain, which means that the drivers will have to cope with different tyre characteristics in qualifying compared to the race. The hard and soft tyres have been nominated for the opening race of the season. 

Read the full preview from Pirelli here.

View Tyreright's Pirelli tyre selection here.

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