The German Grand Prix looks set to be be an exciting one, of Bridgestone’s decision to two widely varying tyre compounds for this weekend’s event.

BridgestoneBridgestone has opted to provide its softest and hardest tyre compounds for the race in the hope that it will promote a broader tyre strategy selection to spice up the racing.

High tyre wear made the Canadian Grand Prix an unpredictable and exciting, multiple pit-stop race – could the German Grand Prix live up to these expectations?

Well, Bridgestone’s key figures are certainly hoping so.

The tyre company’s Director of Motorsport Tyre Development, Hirohide Hamashima said: “This will be the first time that we have raced at Hockenheim with slicks since 1997, and the circuit configuration then was very different.

“We have a unique opportunity with the nature of the Hockenheim circuit allowing us to bring the softest and the hardest tyres from our range. This should provide a challenge for everyone and should be interesting. The weather will play a factor too. If it is hot then the super soft will be a challenge to manage for stability and durability. If it is cold then ensuring the hard is in its temperature operating window will be a tough task.”

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.