THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“The race follows a two-day test in Bahrain, so it will be interesting to see how the lessons learned there translate into on-track performance and tyre management in Russia. On the face of it, with Sochi being a low-severity circuit and more durable tyres this year, it should be a relatively straightforward one-stop race. However, this is the first time we are going there with the ultrasoft tyre, so the effect that it has together with the new generation of cars remains to be seen. The performance gap between the softest compounds is relatively small, so all three choices are potential race tyres in Sochi.”
• Ultrasoft comes to Russia for the first time: well-suited to low-severity asphalt.
• From Australia to Spain, teams have identical tyre allocations: seven sets of the softest compound available for the event, four sets of the middle compound, and two of the hardest compound. From Monaco, normal rules apply: teams will select 10 sets of the 13 available, with the selections announced 10 days before the race.
RUSSIA MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)
EOS CAMBER LIMIT
THE TYRES NOMINATED THIS SEASON