Pirelli will race their new development tyre for the first time in the Spanish Grand Prix.
The tyre is supposed to last three to four laps longer than the current hard tyre, which should reduce the number of pit stops drivers have to make.
However the tyre manufacturer has not confirmed whether it will be used for any further races. The new tyre will take the place of the current ‘hard’ tyre and use the same silver colouring.
A Pirelli spokesperson told F1 Fanatic they decided against giving the tyre a different name as they wanted to keep the same names linked to the same colours.
Pirelli also announced their tyre allocations for the Canadian, European and British Grands Prix.
In Canada the teams will use Pirelli’s softest two compounds, as they also will in Monaco. Pirelli said the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve “has similar characteristics to Monaco in terms of grip and traction, which is why the same nominations of soft and super soft have been made.”
The medium tyre will be used for the first time in the European Grand Prix. After Spain, the hard tyre will be used next in Silverstone, though Pirelli have not decided whether to take the original or new hard tyre.
|Australian Grand Prix||Hard||Soft|
|Malaysian Grand Prix||Hard||Soft|
|Chinese Grand Prix||Hard||Soft|
|Turkish Grand Prix||Hard||Soft|
|Spanish Grand Prix||Hard*||Soft|
|Monaco Grand Prix||Soft||Super soft|
|Canadian Grand Prix||Soft||Super soft|
|European Grand Prix||Medium||Super soft|
|British Grand Prix||Hard||Soft|
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