THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“Montreal has many unique features, but with its smooth surface, it actually contains some similarities to Sochi. Last year the winner did one stop, while the second-placed driver made two stops using all three compounds, which just goes to show the very wide variety of strategies that are possible. Finding the right set-up, with the correct aerodynamic and mechanical balance, is never easy in Montreal: this is one of the key factors to making the tyres work effectively there. It’s also important to take an open-minded approach to strategy, given the variable weather and safety cars that are historically possible.”
• This is only the second time this year that the teams have been able to choose their own tyres, with Ferrari and Mercedes making slightly different choices.
• In Monaco, Red Bull had its well-known floating motorhome: in Canada, Pirelli has a floating fitting area!
• The current lap record in Canada stands at 1m13.622s (from 2004). Given last year’s lap times and the improvement seen so far, there is a strong chance it will be broken.
• Pirelli has been expanding its sporting horizons: as well as being a partner and sponsor of Formula 1, the Italian tyre firm also became sponsor of the recently-concluded Giro d’Italia cycle race and Team Emirates New Zealand in the America’s Cup.
• We published a new feature about the working ranges of tyres; a big topic of discussion after Monaco. Please visit: racing.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/seeing-through-the-window
MONTRÉAL MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)
EOS CAMBER LIMIT
THE TYRES NOMINATED THIS SEASON