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.
|Medium||Soft||Super Soft||Ultra Soft||Hyper Soft|
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing