THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“For America, we’re once again taking a softer range of compounds that we have done for previous races there, with the ultrasoft available in Austin for the first time: but in pink as a one-off, to highlight the brilliant work of the Susan G.Komen® foundation. This should bring lap times down, continuing the trend we have seen over the course of the season. Austin though is one of the hardest tracks to predict, also due to variable weather, and we’ve seen quite a variety of pit strategies there in the past. These could involve all three compounds this time, with the soft being a good potential option for the race as well”.
• The ultrasoft tyre appears at the Circuit of the Americas for the very first time: only this time coloured pink! For more info: https://racingspot.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/race/austin-in-the-pink
• Carlos Sainz makes his debut for Renault, and will use Jolyon Palmer’s tyre nomination. Daniil Kvyat, replacing Sainz at Toro Rosso, will use Sainz’s choices. This year’s Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley, driving the ex-Kvyat Toro Rosso, will use the tyre choices originally made by Kvyat.
• The championship frontrunners have made slightly different tyre choices for America, with Lewis Hamilton selecting three sets of soft (the only driver to do so, along with Pascal Wehrlein).
• Pirelli won all the classes in the FIA European Rally Championship standings, with Poland’s Kajetan Kajetanowicz taking a record third consecutive overall European title.
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS)
EOS CAMBER LIMIT
THE TYRES NOMINATED THIS SEASON