Usually, fans might have heard of the racing teams bringing updates to their cars in different Grand Prix races. However, this time, the tyre supplier, Pirelli, has announced some tyre updates for the upcoming Singapore and Japanese Grand Prix. But will that help Mercedes enhance their performance to achieve their first race win of the season? Keep reading to find out-
Pirelli Announce Tyre Update For Upcoming Races
Recently, the Formula One tyre supplier, Pirelli has announced their tyre specification for both Singapore & Japanese GP. The company has decided to fill in the Suzuka circuit with a set of hardest tyre. On the other hand, they have decided to go with their softest configuration for Marina Bay Street Circuit Singapore. However, this update has raised some questions in the fraternity. Pirelli took a similar step this year for Monaco GP as well. But Marina Bay Street Circuit is filled with harsh corners under hot climate conditions. So, the humid weather and the hard tracks will become a problem for the drivers to race on.
Although the Singapore circuit is different as compared to that of the Monaco circuit. Where Monaco is a narrow circuit with near impossible space to overtake, Singapore is wide enough to have some face-off on the track. And that is why, Pirelli has opted for the aggressive approach rather than the conservative one. Moreover, fans might also see the teams forced to have a two-stopper as well in the upcoming race.
How Will New Tyres Affect Red Bull’s Performance?
Red Bull has been on the dominant side of the championship for some time now. Their lead driver Max Verstappen is clinching victories one after the other. He has already won 11 out of the 16 races so far. And to fans’ surprise, Max has won five of the eleven races consecutively in the last five Grand Prix races. So evidently, fans expect the Dutchman to win the race at Singapore GP and create another record for six consecutive victories.
However, due to the introduction of the softest tyres by Pirelli for Marina Bay Street Circuit, things can fall otherwise for the Austrian racing team. Soft tyres lead to more grip. However, the access friction leads the tyre to wear off easily in the middle of the track. And the hot temperature of Singapore could also add to this tense situation. Therefore, Red Bull must keep their eyes wide open and ready to face some tough situations in the upcoming race.