The sport returns to Austria this season for the first time since 2003. The Red Bull Ring’s smooth tarmac and need for mechanical grip means Pirelli will bring the two softest compounds to the circuit.
The red-banded super-soft and the yellow-marked soft tyres will be used at the Austrian Grand Prix. It will be the third race in a row that this combination has been used, after the same compounds were taken to Monaco and will be used at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, the white-marked medium and orange-banded hard tyres will be taken to the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit.
It is one of the fastest tracks on the calendar with high energy loads going through the tyres, hence Pirelli’s decision to nominate the two hardest compounds.
The super-soft and soft tyres will reappear at the German Grand Prix, which this year takes place at the Hockenheim circuit.
The Hungarian Grand Prix is next up on the calendar. Pirelli will take the soft and medium compounds to the Hungaroring to provide a wide working range and increase strategy opportunities.
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