Formula 1 teams have once again loaded up on Pirelli’s new-for-2018 pink-banded Hypersoft tyre for the next round of the 2018 Formula One season, the Canadian Grand Prix. The Formula One official tyre supplier introduced two new compounds for the 2018 championship to expand its range of dry-weather rubber, adding a Hypersoft tyre and a back-up Superhard tyre to its options. The Hypersoft, which has been run during testing, has recently made its Grand Prix weekend debut around the streets of the Principality last weekend, and on Tuesday Pirelli confirmed that many Formula 1 teams have overwhelmingly selected that tyre to use in Canada.
Of the 13 sets of compounds each driver has available for the weekend’s action, all but six drivers will have 10 or 11 sets of the pink-ringed rubber in their collection. The remaining drivers will have nine sets of the compound. The Ultrasoft and Supersoft tyre will also be available – one of which must be run during the course of the race which will take place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve , should dry conditions prevail.
Both Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, will have eight sets of Hypersofts available from their weekend allocation of 13, with main title rivals Mercedes having only five sets, as Red Bull made a similar choice to the Maranello team.
Available sets per driver: