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- Gap Tyre
The softest of the available compound, this is also the mandatory for Q3 tyre compound - competitors reaching qualifying's final shootout receive one set of this compound for use in Q3 only for their final attempt to take pole position. Whilst this will be the tyre of choice to achieve maxiumum out-an-out pace on the weekend, endurance is limited and timing a pit-stop to one of the other compound at the optimum point will be key to overall race performance.
Each weekend this compound will be aim to strike the balance between performance and durability in use. Competitors who can make this tyre work well could end up with a strategic advantage over their rivals by giving themselves greater strategic options through qualifying and race.
The hardest of the available compounds, therefore likely to be the slowest for outright single lap pace, but the most durable for extra long runs.
The intermediate are the most versatile of the rain tyres, dispersing approximately 25 liters of water per second at full speed. They can be used on a wet as well as a dryinig track.
The full we tyres can each disperse upt ot 65 litres of water per second at full speed, making them the most effective solution for heavy rain.
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