Pirelli has revealed the three tyre choices for the Russian Grand Prix to be held during the September 28-30 weekend as Round 16 in the 2018 Formula 1 season. The nominations stays the same as the preceding Singapore Grand Prix.
The Italian manufacturer will take the yellow-coloured soft compound along with the purple-coloured ultrasoft and the new-for pink-coloured hypersoft – skipping the red-coloured supersoft compound.
The hypersoft tyres has so far been used in the races in Monaco and Canada, with its next outing slated for Singapore and then Russia. While they took supersoft tyres in Monaco and Canada, but have opted for the soft tyres instead in Singapore and Russia.
As the rule states, the teams will get 13 set of tyres for the whole weekend, 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
Singapore – Soft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
Russia – Soft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft