"From a tire point of view it's quite tricky because there are quite a few very slow corners, then a triple left at the end of the lap where you need good traction, and also two or three different grip levels during the lap. At the front it demands a construction that gives stability during braking for the first left-hander, but the front also needs to offer good handling for the tighter sections. At the rear, traction is important. One section of the track features low grip and gives more tire wear, while another section is less aggressive on the tires. It's a kind of mix, so we have to find an average that will be most effective throughout the lap. At first we expected to use softer compounds because it's not a fast track with lots of long corners, but in fact it needs medium to medium-hard compounds. During the tests it was very hot, with a track temperature of almost 50 degrees, but we don't expect it to be quite so hot during the race weekend, so we will also need something a bit softer for lower track temperatures."