TYRE NEWS AND NOMINATIONS FOR HUNGARY AND BELGIUM
Pirelli has revealed the choice of compounds for the Hungarian Grand Prix (21-23 July) and Belgian Grand Prix (28-30 July). At the Hungaroring, softer compounds will now be used compared to last year: the C3 will be P Zero White hard, C4 will be P Zero Yellow medium and C5 will be P Zero Red soft. At Spa-Francorchamps the nomination remains the same as 2022: C2 as P Zero White hard, C3 as P Zero Yellow medium and C4 as P Zero Red soft.
In Hungary the Alternative Tyre Allocation (ATA) will make its debut: a new allocation for qualifying that was originally scheduled to be used at the cancelled Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix and will also be tested at the Italian Grand Prix in September.
Under the ATA regulations, only one type of compound will be used in each of the three qualifying sessions: hard for Q1, medium for Q2, and soft for Q3. As a result, the total number of slick tyre sets supplied by Pirelli is reduced to 11, as opposed to the usual 13.
The ATA allocation is split into three hard, four medium and four soft tyre sets. The wet-weather allocation remains unchanged: four sets of Cinturato Green intermediate and three sets of Cinturato Blue full wet. Each driver will have a total of seven sets of tyres available for Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday's race (with at least one set of hards and one set of mediums having to be saved for the race, as per the regulations). Of the remaining four sets available, one will be returned after FP1, one after FP2, and two after FP3.