‘BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI’

PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS
FOR THE 2016 GRANDS PRIX OF BELGIUM AND JAPAN

Milan, June 23, 2016 – Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the thirteenth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Belgium*, to be held (August 25-28) on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit:
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.

 

JAPANESE GP
Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the seventeenth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Japan*, to be held (October 6-9) on the Suzuka 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:
Two sets of P Zero Orange hard.
Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them.

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There are the tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:
One set of P Zero Yellow soft
Also in this case, 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 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.

 


The tyres nominated 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
Monaco Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Azerbaijan Supersoft Soft Medium
Austria Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Great Britain Soft Medium Hard
Hungary Supersoft Soft Medium
Germany Supersoft Soft Medium
Belgium Supersoft Soft Medium
Italy
Singapore Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Malaysia Soft Medium Hard
Japan Soft Medium Hard

 

 


 

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