PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS FOR THE 2016 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
THE P ZERO PURPLE ULTRASOFT MAKES ITS RACE DEBUT IN MONTREAL
Milan, February 27, 2016 – Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the seventh* round of the 2016 Formula One season in Canada (June 10 – 12):
P Zero Yellow soft; P Zero Red supersoft; P Zero Purple ultrasoft
These are the MANDATORY tyres to be available for the race:
2 two sets of P Zero Yellow soft
Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them.
These are the tyres assigned for Q3 in qualifying:
One set of P Zero Purple ultrasoft
Following on from the 2016 regulations, each driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. This set will be given back to Pirelli after Q3 for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race – as is the case currently.
The teams are free to choose the remaining sets; making up 13 sets in total for the weekend.
*The new 2016 tyre regulations mean that tyre choices for long-haul events have to be made 14 weeks in advance, whereas for European races the deadline is eight weeks in advance.