Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery is looking forward to see how the new tyre regulations play out, starting at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.
For the first time, Pirelli will bring three different dry weather compounds to a Grand Prix in Australia, with the Medium, Soft and Supersoft compounds in play. One each of the Medium and Soft must be held back until race day, while one of the Supersoft tyre sets must not be fitted until at least Q3 in qualifying on Saturday.
Hembery is unsure how it will all unfold during the weekend, and knows those who made the right choices will be revealed during Sunday’s race.
“With far reaching changes to tyre regulations compared to 2015, we expect strategy options to have extended considerably, with more possibilities open not only to each team but also every individual driver,” said Hembery.
“In fact, the tactical decisions for Albert Park already began last year, as each team nominated their tyres: only recently, like a poker game, did everyone have to finally show their hand.
“By Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, we’ll see who made the right choices.”
2016 Australian Grand Prix Driver Compound Choices
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