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

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BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 27: Pirelli tyres in the paddock during the

Formula 1 has arrived in the Principality for the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend – and Pirelli have confirmed the tyres that will be in play.

F1’s official tyre supplier have brought the C3, C4 and C5 compounds to the Monte Carlo venue, the softest from their range, and the same selection used by the teams last time out in Emilia Romagna.

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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.

“In Monaco, the tyres are subjected to some of the lowest forces of the whole season as the average speed over the 3.337 kilometre-long track is very slow with some corners taken at less than 50 km/h, while the cars are only at full throttle for 30% of the lap,” reads Pirelli’s weekend preview.

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“However, mitigating this low stress level is the fact that, with 78 laps to cover on Sunday, every phenomenon that can characterise tyre behaviour occurs far more frequently than average, especially when it comes to the level of energy developed when traction is required.

“Another factor to consider regarding the tyres is graining which, especially on the first couple of days, could turn out to be an unwelcome guest.

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“Overtaking is well-nigh impossible, even when there is a performance gap between cars that can run into seconds. Qualifying will be even more critical, when this year we have seen the order in which the cars line up behind the starting lights decided by just thousandths of a second.

“There is really only one strategic option and that is a one-stop, trying to pit as late as possible precisely to benefit from any eventual Safety Car, thus minimising the time lost in the pit lane.”

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

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