Pirelli will bring its hardest combination of tyre compounds for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race being run under Formula 1’s new technical rules.
The season opener in Bahrain will use the hardest combination of C1, C2 and C3 tyres, a step harder than the compounds Pirelli brought to the circuit for the first race of the 2021 season.
At the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, teams will again have access to the C2, C3 and C4 compounds – the same combination that was used during the inaugural race weekend at the new track in December.
With the return of the Australian Grand Prix at the heavily revised Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, Pirelli will provide teams with both the C2 and the C3 compounds. However, the soft tyre for the weekend will be the C5 compound, the softest tyre available. It marks the first time since 2018 that Pirelli has chosen anything other than consecutive compounds for a race weekend.
The second pre-season test will take place at Bahrain this week, with a three day test at the Bahrain International Circuit. The season will begin the following week with the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday 20th March.
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