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What tyres will the teams and drivers have for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix?

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: McLaren tyres are seen in the Paddock during practice ahead of the

Formula 1 will take a break from Europe this weekend as drivers and teams head to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix – and Pirelli have confirmed the tyres that will be in play.

F1’s official tyre suppliers have brought the C3, C4 and C5 compounds to the Montreal venue, the softest from their range, and the same selection used by the teams in Emilia Romagna and Monaco.

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Drivers will get two sets of the hard tyre (marked white), three sets of the medium tyre (marked yellow), and eight sets of the soft tyre (marked red), as well as the green intermediate tyre and the blue full wets, should they be required.

Highlighting a key change ahead of the 2024 event, Pirelli’s weekend preview reads: “The entire track has been resurfaced for this year and the kerbs have been replaced.

“On paper, the track’s existing characteristics of low abrasiveness and therefore reduced grip should remain the same, but the real indications will have to wait until the Pirelli engineers carry out their first measurement tests on Wednesday.

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“For most of the year, the track is only used by people on foot or cyclists and so lap times generally drop significantly as the cars rubber-in the surface. Graining might also occur, especially on Friday and particularly with the softer compounds.

“The tyres are subjected to very low lateral forces, although the longitudinal ones are greater, but overall, Montreal is one of the easiest tracks of the season on tyres.

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“In last year’s race, all three dry compounds came into play with a mix of strategies with some drivers, including the three who finished on the podium, going for a two-stop while others pitted just the once, trying to lengthen the opening stint as much as possible.

“One has to take into consideration that the Safety Car is a frequent visitor and that a longer first stint therefore offers the best chance of minimising time lost changing tyres.

“The weather, always very changeable in June, generally plays its part in the Quebec event. A cold, rainy, windy day, can be followed by sunshine and warmth, but temperatures can even vary considerably in the space of one day.”

For more information about Pirelli’s F1 tyres, visit pirelli.com.

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