Ultra soft tyres, Circuit de Catalunya, 2016

Pirelli offers ultra-soft tyres for Austrian Grand Prix

2016 Austrian Grand Prix

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Formula One’s official tyre supplier has confirmed the new ultra-soft compound will be available for drivers to use at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The ultra-soft will be the mandatory tyre compound which drivers are required to use in Q3. Drivers must also keep a set of super-soft and soft tyres available for use during the race.

The ultra-soft tyre will make its race debut at the Monaco Grand Prix. The same tyre selection wil be available at that race and in Canada as well as Austria.

2016 tyre nominations so far

Circuit2016 Q32016 Option2016 Prime2015 Option2015 Prime
MelbourneSuper-softSoftMediumSoftMedium
BahrainSuper-softSoftMediumSoftMedium
ShanghaiSuper-softSoftMediumSoftMedium
SochiSuper-softSoftMediumSuper-softSoft
CatalunyaSoftMediumHardMediumHard
MontrealUltra-softSuper-softSoftSuper-softSoft
MontrealUltra-softSuper-softSoftSuper-softSoft
BakuSuper-softSoftMediumNo raceNo race
Red Bull RingUltra-softSuper-softSoftSuper-softSoft

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  • 7 comments on “Pirelli offers ultra-soft tyres for Austrian Grand Prix”

    1. @keithcollantine – Two Montreals. :)

      1. I would take an other Montreal race over Monaco

      2. Wouldnt be a bad year.

    2. I cant wait to see the super soft debut in Monaco. Will it fly? Will it blow up? Will it be too much grip that the drivers cant handle it?

    3. Thank god they’ll take the softest of the 5 compounds to Red Bull Ring! I was afraid they might be too conservative and take the medium instead.

    4. Still hoping to see a gap in the choices at some point (e.g. SS, S, H). That would be interesting

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