10
March
2016
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14:19
Europe/Amsterdam

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

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

Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the fifth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Spain, to be held (May 12-15) on the Montmelò north of Barcelona: 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 8, 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     Soft Medium Hard
Monte Carlo          
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft    
Azerbaijan   Supersoft Soft Medium