Firestone Racing have brought more than 2300 race tires to this weekend’s 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season finale Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Each entrant will receive:
7 sets of Primary tires
4 sets of the Alternate tire
5 sets of the Rain tire
The compound and construction of the tire for this weekend is the same as that used in Portland.
Speaking about this weekend, Fireatone Racing Chief Engineer Cara Adams said:
The Firestone Race Tire Engineering team always enjoys the challenge of developing race tires for a new track. We collected important data for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca at the February test, but we’ve also been looking at tire performance from similar tracks over the past 15 years to study how our tires and the track may have changed since the last time we raced there. Through track surface analysis we determined the surfaces at Laguna Seca are within range of the standard road courses in our series, but we also saw it has very unique differences with clay filling from water runoff and dust coverage from the wind – each of which can change grip levels significantly. After reviewing all the data, the team selected tires similar to what we ran at Portland this year but with increased durability to withstand Laguna Seca’s changing surfaces.