Hirohide Hamashima - Director of Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development, said:
"Bahrain is a challenging circuit and this will also be an interesting event as only two teams have tested here before the start of the season. After reviewing our data from last year we have changed the tyre allocation for this grand prix. The data showed we could go one position softer so we will use the soft and medium compound Potenza tyres this season. This will mean teams have less data than they have done for the previous two grands prix, where the allocations were the same as in 2007. A lap of the Bahrain International Circuit is exciting, and traction out of the slower corners is crucial for a good lap. As this is a 'traction' circuit it will be interesting for drivers to find the best balance without the assistance of traction control. Just as last season, we should see some thrilling racing in Bahrain."