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Supersoft tyres on the menu for Mexico

14 Jul 2016

Teams and drivers will be able to choose from Pirelli's red-marked supersoft, yellow-marked soft and white-marked medium tyre compounds for October's Formula 1 Gran Premio de Mexico 2016, the 19th round of this year's championship.

It will be the first time the supersoft has been used at the famed Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City since its return the Formula One calendar last season.

The supersoft is the assigned compound for drivers who reach Q3 in qualifying, while the soft and medium are nominated for the race - meaning drivers must have at least one set of each compound, and must use at least one of them during the 71-lap race.

Last year's Mexican Grand Prix, where only the medium and soft tyres were available, was won by Mercedes' Nico Rosberg from team mate Lewis Hamilton and Williams' Valtteri Bottas.

The 2016 tyre choices so far:

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