Pirelli names tyre compounds for Belgium, Japan

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has named the tyre compounds that will be made available to teams for the Belgian Grand Prix and the Japanese Grand Prix.

Pirelli names tyre compounds for Belgium, Japan

For Spa-Francorchamps, Pirelli has opted to go for a supersoft-soft-medium selection that has so far featured in five of the eight first grands prix of the season.

A set of mediums and a set of softs will be made available for the race for mandatory use.

Meanwhile, softs, mediums and hards have been nominated as the tyre compounds for Suzuka, with two sets of the hard tyre selected as mandatory - meaning that, in case of a dry race, each driver will have to use the hardest available tyre in the grand prix.

The announcement means that Pirelli has now named tyre compounds for 16 of the first 17 grands prix of the season, with Singapore, Malaysia and Japan selections announced ahead of Italy due to their status as flyaway races.

Tyres nominated so far in 2016:

 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    
 Azerbaijan   Supersoft Soft Medium  
 Austria Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft    
 Britain     Soft Medium Hard
 Hungary   Supersoft Soft Medium  
 Germany   Supersoft Soft Medium  
Belgium   Supersoft Soft Medium  
 Singapore Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft    
 Malaysia     Soft Medium Hard
Japan     Soft Medium Hard

 

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