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Pirelli eyes ‘exciting’ Spa strategy options

Paul Hembery says Pirelli has nominated the soft and medium compound tyres for the Belgian Grand Prix in the hope of creating an exciting race. The soft and medium combination has not been used in the last two races at Spa, with the medium and hard chosen in 2013. However, while the soft tyre is likely to be an obvious choice during qualifying, Hembery says the length of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit adds an extra dimension to strategy and opting for the softer pairing than previous years could mix up strategy. “Spa is one of the most epic circuits of the year, and a track we know well from our experience of GT racing at the Spa 24 Hours too,” Hembery said. “An adaptable tyre is the...
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