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Pirelli confirms drivers' tyre choices for Australian GP

  • Published on 05 Mar 2019 11:20
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pirelli has confirmed the number of each compound every driver will take to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The first round of the year kicks off in just under two weeks at Albert Park. This year, Pirelli has stripped back its dry compound range from seven to five, naming them C1 (hardest) through to C5 (softest). 

Each weekend, the tyres will be called the 'hard', 'medium', and 'soft', regardless of where on the spectrum they fall. For the race in Melbourne, Pirelli has brought the C2, C3 and C4 tyres.

Mercedes and Ferrari have brought similar allocations, however Charles Leclerc has one set of the C2 tyre available to him.

Renault is the only team that has brought 10 sets of the C4 tyre, which is the softest available for the weekend. You can look at the full choice list below. 

 

Driver C2 C3 C4
Lewis Hamilton 1 3 9
Valtteri Bottas 1 3 9
Sebastian Vettel 1 3 9
Charles Leclerc 2 2 9
Max Verstappen 1 3 9
Pierre Gasly 1 3 9
Daniel Ricciardo 1 2 10
Nico Hulkenberg 2 1 10
Kevin Magnussen 1 3 9
Romain Grosjean 1 3 9
Carlos Sainz 2 2 9
Lando Norris 2 2 9
Sergio Perez 2 3 8
Lance Stroll 2 3 8
Kimi Raikkonen 1 3 9
Antonio Giovinazzi 2 2 9
Daniil Kvyat 1 3 9
Alexander Albon 1 3 9
George Russell 1 4 8
Robert Kubica 2 3 8

 

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  • RogerF1

    Posts: 417

    OK - oficionado’s out there. Is this new for this season where the driver/team can choose the mix within the 3 compounds on offer or same as last year? Don’t recall tyre mix tables like this being put out there.

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    • Mar 5 2019 - 15:04
    • Hepp

      Posts: 199

      Other articles and Pirelli are calling this "Drivers' Tyre Choices", so unlike last year, they can from C2, C3, C4.

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      • Mar 6 2019 - 00:36
  • Mansell

    Posts: 62

    What was wrong with hard med and soft.
    This c business is making it harder to follow

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    • Mar 5 2019 - 22:38
    • Fully agree. I think most of us predicted that it would get a tad silly, when we'd have to describe the tyres anyway to get the properties of the compounds. Simplification by adding extra steps rarely work.

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      • Mar 6 2019 - 07:56

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