Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the three mandatory compounds to be used during French GP at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 21-23.
The Italian manufacturer will bring the same three compounds in the French GP it had for the Australian GP and the Chinese GP and the one which we will see also in the upcoming Azerbaijan GP i.e C2, C3 and C4 as hard, medium and soft respectively.
In the three races so far, the teams and drivers have already used four out of five dry homologated compounds for 2019 i.e C1, C2, C3 and C4, with only the softest C5 remaining to be used, which will make its debut in the Monaco GP.
As decided after the 2018 season, Pirelli has a new format with three designated names and colours for 2019 which made its debut in Australian GP. The scenario has seen a change certainly with less talk about the names of the compounds during the weekends.
The rule for the announcement of the mandatory compound sits at eight weeks in advance for European races and 14 weeks for the flyaway races. As already understood, the wet and intermediate compounds will also be taken aboard outside these three compounds.
Pirelli compounds nomination chart:
Australia – C2, C3, C4
Bahrain – C1, C2, C3
China – C2, C3, C4
Azerbaijan – C2, C3, C4
Spain – C1, C2, C3
Monaco – C3, C4, C5
Canada – C3, C4, C5
France – C2, C3, C4
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