Tyre maker Pirelli has modified its softest compound tyres ahead of the final European pre-season test this week.Pirelli has been forced to make modifications to its softer tyre compound ahead of the third pre-season test at Barcelona

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.

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