Pirelli, the Formula One tyre supplier, have announced the tyre compounds for the opening four races.
At the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in two weeks, teams will use the white Medium and yellow Soft tyres. For the Malaysian Grand Prix, teams will have the choice of the orange Hard and white Medium compounds.
For the Bahrain race, the white Medium tyres will be the ‘Prime’ choice, while the yellow Soft tyres will serve as the ‘Option’ choice. And for the Chinese round, the white Medium tyres and the yellow Soft tyres will again be made available to the teams.
These tyres will, naturally, be available alongside the blue Wet tyre for use in heavy rain and the green Intermediate tyre for use in mixed conditions. Teams are given four sets of each dry compound and three sets of each wet compound per driver for use over a race weekend.
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