Pirelli announces Bahrain, Russia tyres
11 January 2017 – Pirelli has announced its compound selections for the Bahrain and Russian Grands Prix.
For the third round of the 2017 season, at the Bahrain International Circuit, Formula 1's sole tyre supplier will provide its Super Soft, Soft and Medium rubber, mirroring the previous event in China.
One set of Softs or Mediums must be used in the race, with a set of Super Softs assigned for Q3.
At Sochi Autodrom, the Ultra Soft, Super Soft and Soft compounds will be supplied, in a more aggressive tyre choice, Pirelli having taken its Super Soft, Soft and Medium products to last year's event.
One set of Super Softs or Softs must be used in the race, with a set of Ultra Softs assigned for Q3.
Pirelli's 2017 tyre choices so far:
Australia - Ultra Soft / Super Soft / Soft
China - Super Soft / Soft / Medium
Bahrain - Super Soft / Soft / Medium
Russia - Ultra Soft / Super Soft / Soft