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Pirelli confirm tyre compounds for first three races

  • Published on 12 Dec 2017 10:08
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pirelli has confirmed the tyre compounds it will bring to the first three rounds of the 2018 championship. Pirelli will introduce two brand new compounds next year (super hard and hyper soft), however, neither will be seen in the opening three races.

At the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the two new compounds were announced in order to create a wider range of selections. On Monday, the Italian marque released the details on the compounds that will feature in Australia, Bahrain and China.

As the season kicks off once again in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, teams will be running with the soft, super soft and ultra soft tyres. Following that event, teams will pick between the medium, soft and super soft for Bahrain.

At Shangai, which follows just one week on from the Bahrain Grand Prix, Pirelli will bring the medium, soft and ultra soft compound. The super soft has been skipped over completely for this round.

Grand Prix

Super Hard

Hard

 Medium   Soft Super Soft Ultra Soft Hyper Soft
Australia            X               X    
Bahrain           X         X        X     
China           X        X                X  
Azerbaijan                                
Spain                                 
Monaco                                
Canada                                
France                                  
Austria                               
Great Britain                                 
Germany              
Hungary                                  
Belgium              
Italy                                   
Singapore                                 
Russia                                   
Japan                                 
USA              
Mexico              
Brazil              
Abu Dhabi              

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  • f1dave

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    Without knowing race conditions this seems a little premature.

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    • Dec 12 2017 - 15:44
  • 7 compounds+intermediates+wets. 9 compounds. Does it legit benefit the grid to have this many compounds? The only reason I see why teams would use some of these compounds, if they remain as odd as they were in 2017, is because the regulations force them to use them during the race.

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    • Dec 12 2017 - 20:06

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