Pirelli will bring the same three tyre compounds for the 2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza as in the preceding Belgian Grand Prix and also the Japanese Grand Prix.
The race to be held during the August 31 – September 2 date will feature the white-coloured medium as the hardest, while the yellow-coloured soft will play the medium role and the red-coloured supersoft as the softest compound.
This combination has already been seen in races in Bahrain and Spain in the current season with the latter featuring the thinner tread developed by the Italian manufacturer for safety purposes. [Read Also: Belgium, Japan choices]
As mentioned above, the same combination will be seen in Belgium prior to the race in Italy and then will next feature in Japan for now. As the rule states, the teams will get 13 set of tyres for the whole weekend from Pirelli, with one set of the softest compound to be kept by the Top 10 drivers to use in Q3.
After the completion of qualifying, the Top 10 drivers will have to return that set, while the other drivers can keep it for the race. For the races, each driver has to keep one set each of the two harder compounds available for the weekend, while the rest 10 sets they are free to choose from the three available compounds for the particular driver.
2018 tyre nominations so far:
Australia – Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Bahrain – Medium, Soft, Supersoft
China – Medium, Soft, Ultrasoft
Azerbaijan – Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Spain – Medium, Soft, Supersoft
Monaco – Supersoft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
Canada – Supersoft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
France – Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Austria – Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Great Britain – Hard, Medium, Soft
Germany – Medium, Soft, Ultrasoft
Hungary – Medium, Soft, Ultrasoft
Belgium – Medium, Soft, Supersoft
Italy – Medium, Soft, Supersoft
Singapore – Soft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
Russia – Soft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
Japan – Medium, Soft, Supersoft
Note: As per the rule, Pirelli has to reveal the tyre nominations 14 weeks in advance for an overseas race while for the European races the deadline is eight weeks.