The move follows Pirelli’s confirmation that it will be supplying its hard and soft compound tyres for the opening four flyaway races in Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia and China – a decision seemingly forced on the company after its softest tyres were alleged to have degraded severely after just a single lap at Jerez.
Fearing that “the compound will hardly been seen at Grands Prix” – a quote attributed to Sebastian Vettel in the Blick newspaper – Pirelli has made the changes to its tyre compounds before the teams head to Barcelona.
“Pirelli will bring a modified version of the super-soft and soft tyres [to Barcelona], in response to feedback from the teams following the first official tests,” a statement from the tyre maker reveals.
[Original image via Sutton Images]
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