Pirelli chief predicts varied tyre strategies at Monaco Grand Prix

23rd May 2012

The choice of tyres available to Formula One teams at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix should allow for varied strategies, according to Pirelli.

Paul Hembery, the tyre-maker's motorsport director, told Autosport that the soft and super-soft compounds Pirelli is taking to the grand prix should make for a "pretty exciting" event.

Explaining the choice of compounds, he said: "[Monaco] is a track that needs good traction and we are going with soft and super soft – which are two very good compounds for those types of conditions."

Although he stopped short of predicting that the top three finishers will all make a different number of pit stops, Mr Hembery insisted there should be a "mix of strategies".

Last year's Monaco Grand Prix proved to be a tight and tense affair, with the top three of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button separated by just 2.3 seconds at the chequered flag.

Lewis Hamilton suffered a 20-second penalty after colliding with Pastor Maldonado, but was still able to finish sixth.

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