Pirelli confirm compound choices for the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix


Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli have announced the compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix.

Due to the new 2016 tyre regulations, tyre choices for long-haul events have to be made fourteen weeks in advance, and the Italian tyre manufacturer have revealed they will bring three different compounds to the seventh round of the 2016 Formula 1 season, Soft, Supersoft and Ultrasoft; the P Zero Purple Ultrasoft will make its first appearance in Montreal.

There are also mandatory tyres available for the race, with Pirelli announcing that two sets of Soft will be required to be remain unused until the race, with at least one of them being used during the Grand Prix; one set of Ultrasoft will be assigned for Q3 in qualifying.

Following the 2016 regulations, each driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. With those who qualify in the top 10 will give this set back to Pirelli after Q3, as is the case currently, the remaining drivers will keep it for the race.

All teams are free to choose the remaining sets and need to make up thirteen sets in total for the race weekend.