"This front tire is the one Bridgestone used here last year, which they're calling 'soft.' The rear is the left-side compound from last year, which they are calling 'hard.' I always use a harder front, but the hard front feels too loose here. When you back out of the throttle a little bit, the soft rear doesn't come back immediately. It takes two or three laps for that compound to heat up again. It seems like the hard one would take longer to heat up, but it is good right from the start. I crashed yesterday on the soft rear—electronics, cold tire, whatever it was, it snapped. I said, 'Let's go with the hard rear.'