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Pirelli announce final compound choices for 2016

26 Jul 2016

Pirelli have revealed the tyre compound choices for Brazil and Abu Dhabi, the concluding pair of races on the 2016 F1 calendar.

For the Interlagos round, the Italian manufacturer has opted for the combination of soft, medium and hard compounds for the fifth time this season.

The teams will have to keep a set of mediums and a set of hards for the race, one of which must be used, while the soft is the chosen compound for Q3.

For the twilight season finale in Abu Dhabi, meanwhile, Pirelli have chosen the ultrasoft, supersoft and soft compounds - again, the fifth time such a combination has been used.

The two harder compounds are the mandatory tyres that must be kept available for the race, while the ultrasoft will be used for the top-ten shootout in qualifying.

The most common combination used this season was supersoft, soft and medium, which was selected 11 times in total.


The 2016 tyre choices:

Australia - supersoft, soft, medium
Bahrain - supersoft, soft, medium
China - supersoft, soft, medium
Russia - supersoft, soft, medium
Spain - soft, medium, hard
Monaco - ultrasoft, supersoft, soft
Canada - ultrasoft, supersoft, soft
Europe - supersoft, soft, medium
Austria - ultrasoft, supersoft, soft
Great Britain - soft, medium, hard

Hungary - supersoft, soft, medium
Germany - supersoft, soft, medium
Italy - supersoft, soft, medium
Belgium - supersoft, soft, medium
Singapore - ultrasoft, supersoft, soft
Malaysia - soft, medium, hard
Japan - soft, medium, hard
United States - supersoft, soft, medium
Mexico - supersoft, soft, medium
Brazil - soft, medium, hard
Abu Dhabi - ultrasoft, supersoft, soft