Pirelli reveals early compound nominations
13 February 2013 – Pirelli has revealed the compound combinations it will be bringing to the first four rounds of the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, with the Italian manufacturer gearing up for its third season as the sport's sole tyre supplier since returning in 2011.
For the opening race weekend in Australia, the Super Soft and Medium compounds will be used, while a less aggressive selection of Medium and Hard has been made for Malaysia. The Soft compound will be brought to China and Bahrain, but will be used in conjunction with the Medium tyre at Shanghai and the Hard tyre at Sakhir.
All 22 drivers will receive six sets of the harder compound and five sets of the softer compound for each Grand Prix weekend, while Pirelli will also bring four sets of its Intermediate tyre and three sets of its Full Wet tyre for damp conditions.
Rounds 1-4 tyre compounds:
Australia: Super Soft (Red), Medium (White)
Malaysia: Medium (White), Hard (Orange)
China: Soft (Yellow), Medium (White)
Bahrain: Soft (Yellow), Hard (Orange)