Formula 1 tire supplier Bridgestone is planning to become more aggressive with its tire choices for the rest of the season.
After a Canadian Grand Prix in which the racing was spiced up by high levels of tire degradation, Bridgestone says it wants to try and engineer repeat situations in the future.
Bridgestone's director of motorsport tire development Hirohide Hamashima told AUTOSPORT that as long as his company could guarantee the tires would remain totally safe, it would now be willing to push harder to make life difficult for drivers.
"Our first priority is to provide safe tires that are fair for everyone," said Hamashima. "I don't want to provide a blistering tire, because that is a risk. But if we can confidently predict no blistering with the super-soft tires, then we will allocate those tires as much as possible in the remaining races."
Bridgestone has already made plans to bring the super-soft and the medium tire to Valencia, while the soft and the hard will be used at the British Grand Prix. The first race where its new super-soft policy could be introduced, therefore, is the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim that takes place at the end of July.
Despite the eagerness to go more radical on the tire choices, Hamashima is well aware that the track characteristics in Montreal contributed greatly to not allowing the tires to work at their best.
"It's very smooth so the tires didn't deform enough to get enough temperature, especially in the beginning of the race," said Hamashima. "We learned so many things during this race and will analyze the tires to learn for the future."