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Pirelli primer: which tyres for the Italian GP?

Like Ferrari, Pirelli will also be racing at home this weekend at Monza's Temple of Speed, a track that places varying demands on the rubber that meets the road. Pirelli selection for the Italian Grand Prix includes the hard C2, medium C3 and soft C4 compounds, a choice broadly similar to last year, although the current red-rimmed C4 tyre is softer than the 2018 supersoft. Teams run the lowest downforce possible at Monza, to maximise top speed on the long straights, which means that the tyres have to provide maximum mechanical grip through the corners. Mercedes predicting more 'tow' qualifying antics at Monza "Monza is still a huge challenge for drivers, cars and tyres: a bit like...
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