THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“The teams completed 7427 laps of Barcelona during pre-season testing, using all the compounds but concentrating on the medium and soft tyres, which were the ones best suited to Montmeló. In Melbourne, it's going to be interesting to collect more data on the ultrasoft and supersoft compounds, which we’ve not been able to fully assess up to now.”
• Pirelli takes the ultrasoft compound to Australia for the first time.
• There are new rules governing race starts (where the drivers will have more clutch control) and re-starts after safety cars in wet conditions (from the grid).
• From Australia to Spain, teams will have identical tyre allocations: seven sets of the softest compound available, four sets of the middle compound, and two of the hardest compound. In Australia, these are ultrasoft, supersoft and soft (in order). From Monaco, normal rules apply: teams will select 10 sets of the 13 available. Pirelli will communicate the selections on the Tuesday, 10 days before the race.
MELBOURNE MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)
THE TYRES NOMINATED THIS SEASON