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Pirelli to use just three colours for 2019 tyre compounds

Pirelli has confirmed that a simplified colour coding system will be used for its tyres in Formula 1 next season. Pirelli currently has a range of seven compounds, each with their own name and coloured sidewall, from which three are taken to each Grand Prix. They range from the Hypersoft to the Superhard (a back-up compound not yet used at an event), and include the Ultrasoft, Supersoft, Soft, Medium and Hard. It has led to situations whereby the Supersoft can be the hardest available compound at a Grand Prix. From next season, Pirelli’s tyres at each event will be known as Soft, Medium and Hard. The Soft will have a red sidewall, the Medium yellow and the Hard white. Pirelli will...
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