Pirelli’s new generation F1 tyres will make their debut this weekend in Hungary and today the company released details of which compounds it will bring to the next three races.
As last year for the hugely demanding circuits Spa and Monza the medium and hard tyres will be brought, while in Singapore the supersoft and medium will be used.
Last year it was supersoft and soft, but as this year’s medium is essentially last year’s soft compound, the change isn’t as significant as it appears.
More significant is the double step between compounds, which will possibly make the strategy interesting, as the supersoft will be a lot faster but will last a lot less laps in the race.
Indications from the Pirelli tyre testing at Silverstone last week are that these new generation tyres are more durable with less degradation and with the FIA’s move to lower pit lane speed limits, after the accident involving a cameraman in Germany, we are likely to see races with fewer pit stops in the second half of the season.