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Tyre choice is not so hard - Pirelli chief

Formula One fans will see Pirelli's new super-hard tyre on track this season only if the sport's sole supplier has got its sums wrong. Mario Isola, the Italian company's motorsports head, told Reuters that lap times were likely to keep on tumbling in 2018 thanks to softer compounds. Pirelli has added hyper-softs and super-hards to its 'rainbow' range of seven compounds, with the sidewalls colour-coded for easy recognition. Isola said the hardest was only included as an insurance policy, however. "The current hard tyre, the light blue, is the medium level of last year," he explained at the Autosport International show in Birmingham. "We are not going to use the super-hard,...
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