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Pirelli names tyre compounds up to India

ESPN Staff
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Pirelli has nominated compounds for the next four grands prix © Sutton Images
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Pirelli has named the tyre compounds it will bring to the grands prix in Japan, Korea and India.

In Japan, drivers will use the hard and soft tyres, the first time there has been a gap in compounds since the British Grand Prix. For Korea, the softs and supersofts have been nominated, which is the same as the ones set to be used at the next race in Singapore. And at the Indian Grand Prix the drivers will have the hard and soft compounds at their disposal, which is the same combination as last year but this time the harder tyre will be the prime and the softer the option.

"With India being new to the calendar last year, Pirelli's engineers faced the challenge of accumulating as much simulated data as they could about the Buddh circuit," Pirelli said in a press release. "This year, the tyre nomination has been made with real data, and as a result the hard and the soft compounds have been selected to provide the best spectacle on one of the longest straights in Formula One, as well as some complex multi-apex corners that put plenty of energy through the tyres."