03
March
2016
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16:24
Europe/Amsterdam

PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS FOR THE 2016 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE

Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the eight round of the 2016 Formula One season in Azerbaijan*, to be held (June 16-19) on the new street circuit in Baku: P Zero White medium P Zero Yellow soft P Zero Red supersoft These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race: One set of P Zero White medium One set of P Zero Yellow soft. 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 Red supersoft 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. The teams are free to choose the remaining 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. The tyre choices so far:
Purple Red Yellow White Orange
Australia Supersoft Soft Medium
Bahrain Supersoft Soft Medium
China Supersoft Soft Medium
Russia Supersoft Soft Medium
Spain
Monte Carlo
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Azerbaijan Supersoft Soft Medium