Pirelli has confirmed its tyre compound selections for the first three races of the 2019 F1 season.
Compounds two, three and four have been selected for the opening round of the championship in Australia on March 25th, as well as the Chinese Grand Prix on April 15th. A harder tyre mix has been chosen for the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 8th, where compounds one, two and three have been chosen.
Pirelli has dropped its previous tyre names and instead uses numbers to describe its different compounds. Compound one is the hardest tyre in its range.
The sport’s official tyre supplier has reduced its tyre range from seven compounds to five. Compound five, the softest tyre available, has not been nominated for any of the first three races.
The three tyres will be referred to as hard, medium and soft at each race. They will be coloured white, yellow and red respectively.
|2019 tyres||2018 tyres|
|Red Bull Ring||Soft||Super-soft||Ultra-soft|
|Circuit of the Americas||Soft||Super-soft||Ultra-soft|
|Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||Super-soft||Ultra-soft||Hyper-soft|
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