Pirelli has announced the details of its tyre compounds for the next three Grands Prix in Turkey, Spain and Monaco.
For Turkey and Spain, the Italian tyre maker will stick with the same hard (‘Prime’) and soft (‘Option’) tyre allocation that it has used for the opening three flyaway races. The announcement has effectively dispelled rumours that Pirelli was considering an ultra-hard compound for the Istanbul round, given initial concerns over tyre wear through its long high-speed corners.
The Monaco race will see the super-soft tyre compound make its debut this season as the ‘Option’ tyre on the street circuit event, while the ‘Prime’ will be the soft compound.
“We’ve considered carefully all the circuit characteristics in order to help provide races as exciting as all the grands prix we have seen so far this year,” Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery is quoted.
“We’re very much looking forward to Monaco in particular, where we will see the super-soft tyre in action for the first time. It’s quite a different tyre to the rest of the range and should be very effective around the streets of Monte Carlo.”
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