Pirelli have opted to go conservative for the first three rounds of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, revealing the options available to drivers in Australia, Bahrain and China – at the earliest the new hypersoft will available for the fourth round in Spain.
Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne, 23-25March), Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir, 6-8 April), and Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai, 13-15 April):
A reminder of the rules: Each driver must save one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds for Q3. This set will then be returned for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race.
Each driver must have both these sets available for the race. Teams are free to choose the remaining 10 sets, making 13 sets in total for the weekend.