Pirelli has revealed the tyre choices for the returning French Grand Prix to be held at Paul Ricard during the June 23-25 weekend. The yellow-coloured soft will be the hardest compund for the weekend, while the red-coloured supersoft playing the medium role, with the purple-coloured ultrarsoft being the softest compound.
The three choices is same as was seen in the season-opener in Australia and which will be in use next weekedn in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. As per the rule, the teams will get 13 set of tyres for the weekend, with one set of the softest compound to be kept for use in Q3.
After the completion of qualifying, the Top 10 drivers will have to return that set, while the other drivers can keep it for the race. For the races, each driver has to keep one set each of the two harder compounds available for the weekend, while the rest 10 sets they are free to choose from the three available compounds for the particular driver.
The tyres have played a huge role in deciding the race winners in the 2018 season so far. The different compounds have allowed for different strategies among the teams, leading to an unpredictable outcomes.
2018 tyre nominations so far:
Australia - Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Bahrain - Medium, Soft, Supersoft
China - Medium, Soft, Ultrasoft
Azerbaijan - Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
Spain - Medium, Soft, Supersoft
Monaco - Supersoft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
Canada - Supersoft, Ultrasoft, Hypersoft
France - Soft, Supersoft, Ultrasoft
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