Following the recent publication of the last
part of this year’s Formula 1 calendar, Pirelli has announced the compounds
for the final seven races of the 2020 Formula 1 season, to be held in
Germany, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
WHAT’S CONFIRMED IN 2020
Just three colours at each race in 2020, with five different compounds
available: C1 is the hardest, C5 is the softest.
Each driver must save one set of the softest of the three nominated
compounds for Q3. This set will then be returned for those who qualify in
the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race.
Each driver must have one set of P Zero White hard and P Zero Yellow medium
available for the grand prix and one of them must be used.
Each driver has 13 sets available in total for the weekend. At the Grand
Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Imola, there will only be 10 sets of tyres per
driver as it’s just a two-day race weekend.
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF F1 AND CAR RACING
“With the 2020 calendar now complete for this highly unusual covid-disrupted
season, which features a number of new venues, we’re pleased to announce the
tyre nominations up to the end of the year. As usual, these have been
designed to take into account a wide range of factors such as circuit
layout, likely weather conditions, and asphalt characteristics. Where the
circuits are new, we’ve relied on information about the asphalt and data
from other championships plus computer simulations from teams to identify
the most appropriate selection. As has been the case since the season
re-started, there will be a standard allocation of two sets of hard tyres,
three sets of mediums, and eights sets of softs per driver for Germany,
Bahrain and Abu Dhabi. At Imola, there will only be 10 sets of tyres per
driver (two sets of hard, two sets of medium and six sets of soft) as it’s
just a two-day race weekend. In Portugal and Turkey, due to expected
severity of the circuits, the allocation will be three sets of hard, three
sets of medium, and seven sets of soft. As a result, the drivers will have a
hard tyre to try during free practice, and still be able to keep two sets of
the hard for the race if required.”