Formula One exclusive tyre supplier Pirelli is hoping that their new range of tyres will lead to more “overtaking”, as compounds will be a step softer than the 2017 Formula 1 season. This year Pirelli have added the hypersoft and superhard compounds to their list.
And with last year’s soft now this year’s medium, Pirelli are hopeful that more degradation and two stops will be on the cards during the next championship, which is scheduled to start on March 25, when the 2018 Australian Grand Prix will take place in Melbourne: “We have a range now” – Pirelli Motorsport Racing Manager Mario Isola recently said, as reported by California-based motorsports magazine RACER – “We are not obliged to go to most of the events with the soft, super and ultra. We have a medium compound that is last year’s soft, so it is a good compound for many circuits. We have a good range from hard to hypersoft targeting the two stops, and hopefully a bit more overtaking and a bit more degradation, obviously.” – Pirelli’s Motorsport Racing Manager Mario Isola concluded.