Formula One will use the softest available tyres for its race at Spa-Francorchamps, one of the quickest tracks on the calendar.
The sport’s official tyre supplier Pirelli has nominated its ultra-soft, super-soft and soft tyres for September’s Belgian Grand Prix. Pirelli has erred on the softer side of its compound choices due to the hardness of this year’s tyres.
It has also chosen not to bring its hardest available for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, another of F1’s most punishing tracks. Drivers will have the super-soft, soft and medium tyres available for that race.
Pirelli has now opted for softer tyre selections in seven of the fifteen nominations it has announced so far. It is yet to declare the tyre choices for Monza, Circuit of the Americas, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Interlagos and Yas Marina.
2017 tyre nominations so far
|Circuit||2016 tyres||2017 tyres|
|Red Bull Ring||Soft||Super-soft||Ultra-soft||Soft||Super-soft||Ultra-soft|
2017 F1 season
- Stripping Verstappen of 2017 US podium was “one of the toughest decisions” – steward
- Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash
- Williams revenues rose in 2017 after Bottas deal with Mercedes
- New kerbs at COTA in response to Verstappen’s corner-cutting
- Australian Grand Prix cost government £56 million last year