PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS FOR THE 2016 BRAZILIAN AND ABU DHABI GRANDS PRIX
Milan, July 26, 2016 Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to round 20 of the 2016 Formula One season in Brazil*, to be held (November 10-13) on the Interlagos circuit: P Zero Orange hard P Zero White medium P Zero Yellow soft These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race: One set of P Zero Orange hard One set of P Zero White medium Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them. There are the tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying: One set of P Zero Yellow soft Following the regulations, each driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. This set will be given back to Pirelli after Q3 for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race – as is the case currently. ABU DHABI The following three compounds will be available at the 21st (and last) round of the 2016 Formula One season in Abu Dhabi*, to be held (November 24-27) on the Yas Marina circuit: P Zero Yellow soft P Zero Red supersoft P Zero Purple ultrasoft These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race: One set of P Zero Yellow soft One set of P Zero Red supersoft Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them. There are the tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying: One set of P Zero Purple ultrasoft On both events, as usual, he teams are free to choose the remaining 10 sets; making up 13 sets in total for the weekend. *The new 2016 tyre regulations mean that tyre nomination for long-haul events have to be made 14 weeks in advance, whereas for European races the deadline is eight weeks in advance.