F1’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli have released their traditional information about the compounds in use for the next few races, but along with the specified rubber, they have also revealed a change to the hard tyre.
As motorsport director Paul Hembery explains: “We took the decision – in consultation with all of the teams – to change the hard compound from Spain onwards, as we did in Barcelona two years ago when we also introduced a new hard tyre for the rest of the season. This latest version of the hard compound is much closer to the 2012 tyre, with the aim of giving the teams more opportunity to run a wider range of strategies.”
The new hard tyre will be seen in use in Spain, along with the medium tyres, with both aiming to deal with the high-speed circuit effectively. For the street circuit of Monaco, the two softest compounds will be seen - the softs and supersofts. And finally, for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, where the track surface can be a unique challenge, teams will get to choose between the supersofts and the medium compounds.
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