In Suzuka, the load on the tires is high, so the teams will have a “hard” three compounds – C1, C2 and C3 and the roles of Hard, Medium and Soft…
Mario Isola, Pirelli: “The Japanese Grand Prix will take place on one of the most interesting and challenging tracks in the history of Formula – Suzuka with its unique figure-eight configuration. Racers love this historic track, which is perfect for today’s fast cars.
Given the significant lateral and vertical loads, Suzuka is no less demanding of tires than of racers. These loads are evenly distributed on all four wheels, since there are ten right and eight left turns on the six-kilometer circuit.
In this regard, we brought the “hard” three compositions to Japan – C1, C2 and C3. It is only nominally the same as last year’s selection due to the new C1 line-up that was introduced this season, slotting between C2 and the former C1, now called C0.
On Friday, teams will have the opportunity to test the new version of the C2 compound in order to homologate it for next season. This latest development should provide better grip than today’s C2, fitting more harmoniously between the C1 and C3.
In the first two free practice sessions, each driver will receive two additional sets of tires in addition to the regular 13 sets. These tests are part of a development program that will continue with tests of the new C4 compound, which we will test during the Mexican Grand Prix.”
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