THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“The biggest gains at Sakhir are all to be found in traction: it is quite a stop-start circuit, so getting the power down properly and keeping the rear tyres in good condition is very important. Last year we found quite a high degree of wear and degradation, so it will be interesting to see how this has changed with the introduction of our 2017-specification tyres. The second free practice session will be particularly important, as it is the only one held in representative conditions of qualifying and the race.”
• For the first five races the teams all have seven sets of the softest compound available, four sets of the middle compound, and two of the hardest compound.
• Bahrain is also the first round of this year’s inaugural FIA Formula 2 Championship, which is the new name for the GP2 Series: supplied by Pirelli.
BAHRAIN MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)
EOS CAMBER LIMIT
THE TYRES NOMINATED THIS SEASON