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Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types

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November 24 2017

 Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Pirelli launches its new range of 2018 Formula 1 tyres in Abu Dhabi, which adds two extra compounds and colours next year, as well as fresh constructions, compounds and working ranges across the renewed family.

These are the main points towards 2018:
 All the compounds are a step softer than this year, making these the fastest tyres in Formula 1 history.
 Brand new for 2018 is a tyre that sits below the ultrasoft: an even softer compound called P Zero Pink hyper soft, which is coloured pink and is the softest Formula 1 tyre that Pirelli has ever made. This new compound will be suitable for circuits where maximum mechanical grip is required, such as Monaco.
 Also new for 2018 is the hard compound, which will now be coloured ice blue.
 Another new entry is the super hard, remaining orange as a symbol of the very hardest choice available in our range.
 In total, there will now be seven slick P Zero compounds, which together with the new Cinturato intermediates and wets expand the 2018 range to nine brightly-coloured Pirelli tyres.
 Compounds and constructions have been redesigned for each tyre, in keeping with Pirelliís philosophy of renewing the range every year since the Italian firm returned to Formula 1 in 2011.
 There are new working ranges across the entire family as well, which together with the increased number of compounds, will allow tyre nominations that are more specifically suited to each race next year. For Pirelli and the Teams, this also means that there can be more flexibility and variation in the tyre choices, leading to extra opportunities when it comes to formulating creative race strategies.
 The brand new pink tyre, which the teams will all sample for the first time in just five days, was named the P Zero Pink hyper soft following a poll across Pirelliís social media channels, endorsed by the sportís leading personalities, who invited fans to choose a new name after the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Mario Isola, Head of Car Racing: ďCompared to this year, when the tyres grew by 25% to fit a brand-new generation of cars, the changes for next year are less far-reaching. However, weíre pleased to present some important innovations with softer and faster compounds across the range: including the new hyper soft. We realised that, under the unique circumstances of this year, some of our 2017 compounds were perhaps conservative: the tyres we have created for 2018 addresses this, in line with the objective of having around two pit stops at most races. However, the fundamental design concept of the tyres hasnít changed next year, preserving the attributes that all drivers have appreciated this year and allowing them to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint. The new range consists of faster tyres that should lead to even harder and more spectacular racing in 2018.Ē

Following the two-day test in Abu Dhabi, the drivers will have the chance to sample the 2018 tyres on next seasonís cars for the first time during the two official four-day pre-season tests in Barcelona from February 26 Ė March 1 and March 6-9.

Further details on Pirelliís testing plans for next season, in preparation for 2019, will be revealed at the start of next season.
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Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Williams F1 (IP Logged)
24/11/2017 00:59
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phatjack (IP Logged)
24/11/2017 10:10
7 tyre selections? What a waste of time and money, not to mention that it adds more confusion for the racing fan.

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Duffer (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 13:44
Ridiculous. They boast about having the softest ever tyres, yet most gps can be done on 1 stop. Crazy.


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Mehryar (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 16:49
I can understand the idea behind hyper softs, considering each compound is said to be softer next season then it means a compound which is nearly 2 levels softer than current ultra softs.then you can imagine cars get faster each season so their life would be shorter, it will be an exciting compound to look forward to in races.

But the superhard can be as hard as current hard compound which makes it useless regardless if how much the pace of cars improve next season.I don't get the idea behind this new compound honestly.


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K1 (IP Logged)
26/11/2017 01:37
What a total FU these tyres have become. Five variations of a 'soft'tyre?. The world of F1 has gone totally insane. Complexity for it's own sake is stupid just like these hybrids and a rule book that has 3000 pages and needs a Philadelphian lawyer to interpret. Whilst i still am in awe at the technical prowess of the designers and engineers i still favor the principle of 'simplicity is elegance' in most things and the 'halo' is not one of them.

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Duffer (IP Logged)
26/11/2017 13:44
Why yhe hell they needed a new name... super, ultra, hyper, ffs. Just have hard, medium, soft, and possibly a qually tyre.

@#$%& the rest off.


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SydneyF1Fan (IP Logged)
28/11/2017 20:20
I think they should have numbered the compounds from 1 to 7 (?) then picked a Hard, Medium, Soft for each race out of the number set (eg. Hard = 2, Medium = 4, Soft = 7).

It would make it simpler to understand race strategy and we could more easily understand the relative tyre usage and car preferences between tracks. (Eg. The Williams goes well on the #3 tyres but chews up the #7's).


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