Pirelli announce compound choices for the Brazilian Grand Prix


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Pirelli have confirmed the three compounds they will bring to the twentieth round of the 2016 Formula 1 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Italian tyre manufacturer will bring the P Zero Orange Hard, P Zero White Medium and P Zero Yellow Soft to the Interlagos Circuit in November. At some point in the race, Pirelli have said team’s must use one set of the Hard and Medium compound. With each driver having both sets available for the Grand Prix on the Sunday.

Pirelli have also assigned the Soft compound for Q3 in qualifying, after changes to the regulations means each driver must have one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds for the final part of qualifying. Those who qualify in the top ten at the end of qualifying need to give this set back to Pirelli.

With the remaining drivers allowed to keep the set for the Grand Prix, as is the case currently. The twenty-two drivers have a total of thirteen sets for the weekend, including these three sets. Leaving them free to choose the remaining sets. With the introduction of the new tyre regulations, for long-haul events tyre nominations have to made fourteen weeks in advance.