Formula 1

Pirelli’s Mario Isola: “We hope to see all three compounds playing an important role”

1 Mins read
Credit: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images via Pirelli Motorsport

Pirelli Motorsport are hoping to see all three compounds of tyre used during this Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after announcing its three softest options for the first time for the Baku City Circuit.

The last time Azerbaijan was on the calendar in 2019, the hard compound was not used at all, with all the teams opting to use either the soft or medium compounds.  However, this year, the compounds in use are a step softer to what they were two years ago, and Pirelli are hoping that the decision to switch to the C3, C4 and C5 will open up the strategy options.

Mario Isola, the Head of F1 and Car Racing at Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier, says the strategy options around Baku should open up with these three compounds being used, and he hopes for an exciting weekend in Azerbaijan around a track where traction is important.

“From one unique circuit to another: Baku provides a very different test to Monaco, but the precision needed to stay out of trouble is similar,” said Isola.  “For the first time we bring the very softest tyres in the range to Azerbaijan, as also seen in Monte Carlo.

“The reason for this nomination is that the hard wasn’t used at all in the Baku race in 2019, whereas the medium was used extensively. By re-aligning the nominations, we hope to see all three compounds playing an important role and leading to some different strategies.”

11811 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Pirelli Will Seek Answers to Baku Tyre Failures, but External Factors a Possibility

1 Mins read
Pirelli will look deep into what caused the tyre failures that ended the races of Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday.
Formula 1

“We have the race pace to compete at the very front of the midfield, or better” - Szafnauer

2 Mins read
Otmar Szafnauer says Aston Martin can compete at the front of the midfield in 2021 after their performance during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel: “I am over the moon and P2 means a great deal to all of us”

2 Mins read
Sebastial Vettel took his and Aston Martin’s first podium finish of 2021 on Sunday afternoon in Baku.

Leave a Reply