Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli has announced its compound choices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, which will take place at the Hungaroring circuit in July. The company has mirrored the approach it has opted to take for the preceding round in Germany by making a non-linear selection. The Ultrasoft, Soft and Medium compounds will be available for drivers at the Hungaroring – meaning the Supersoft step will be skipped, as confirmed by Pirelli’s official press release on Thursday.
Pirelli first adopted the tactic in China this year and the move was well-received by drivers, with the approach opening up varying strategies. As per usual, each driver will have 13 sets of tyres available for the weekend’s action, with one set of Ultrasoft tyres cast aside for use only in Q3. Either the Soft or Medium tyres must be run for one stint of the 70-lap Grand Prix should dry conditions prevail. Of the remaining ten sets of tyres, drivers are permitted free choice from the nominated compounds.