Pirelli Announces Tire Choices For The 2016 Bahrain And China Grands Prix

Dec. 17, 2015

Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to Bahrain and China for the second and third rounds of the 2016 Formula One championship:
     P Zero White medium
     P Zero Yellow soft
     P Zero Red supersoft

These are the tires that Pirelli has said must be available for the race:
     One set of P Zero White medium
     One set of P Zero Yellow soft.

Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must use at least one of them.

These are the tires assigned for Q3 in qualifying:
     One set of P Zero Red supersoft

Following on from the 2016 regulations, each driver must save one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds for Q3. This set will be given back to Pirelli after Q3 for those who qualify in the top 10, but the remaining drivers will keep it for the race – as is the case currently.

The teams are free to choose the remaining sets; making up 13 sets in total for the weekend.

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