The three Pirelli compound choices for the upcoming grands Prix in Canada, Austria, and Great Britain will be the same as last year.

The softest possible combination will be used in Montreal and Spielberg: C3 as P Zero White hard, C4 as P Zero Yellow medium and C5 as P Zero Red soft. By contrast, the C1 will be the hard tyre at Silverstone, C2 the medium, and C3 the soft.

Montreal, the home of the Formula 1 Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada from June 16-18, has a medium to fast layout While the Gilles Villeneuve circuit can be considered as a semi-permanent circuit, it has unforgiving walls and barriers right next to the racing line, leaving little margin for error but also presenting at least two good overtaking opportunities. It’s a track where stability under braking and good traction are vital to be competitive. The Canadian Grand Prix is a perennial favourite; not just because it’s often unpredictable – with the safety car being a regular feature – but also because of Montreal’s unique atmosphere throughout the grand prix week,

Two weeks after Canada, the Austrian Grand Prix takes place on the rapid Spielberg circuit, which has the lowest number of corners of any venue on the calendar: just 10 in total. The Red Bull Ring hosts the second Sprint Race of the season on Saturday, preceded by the Sprint Shootout to determine its grid positions.

From July 7-9, Formula 1 returns to where the championship first began: Silverstone, which has a largely unaltered layout since the very first British Grand Prix in 1950. Pirelli’s new specification of tyre will make its debut on a track that is well-known for putting high lateral energy loads through the rubber, as a result of the many fast corners. This new specification, tried out by the teams during Friday free practice in Spain, is more resistant to fatigue thanks to the introduction of an already-homologated material originally planned for 2024, but is otherwise exactly the same as the specification that will be used up to the Austrian Grand Prix.