Pirelli's Ultra Softs to be pink for Austin
16 October 2017 – Pirelli's Ultra Soft tyre will be coloured with pink sidewalls for this weekend's United States Grand Prix, as part of Formula 1's link-up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Austin's round coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month and there will be a number of activities, both on- and off-track, to mark the partnership between Formula 1 and the charity.
Formula 1 intends to turn the weekend pink, and Pirelli has confirmed that the softest of its available compounds will be coloured pink, rather than purple.
"For America, we're once again taking a softer range of compounds that we have done for previous races there," said Pirelli's Head of Car Racing Mario Isola.
"The Ultra Soft will be available in Austin for the first time: but in pink as a one-off, to highlight the brilliant work of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
"This should bring lap times down, continuing the trend we have seen over the course of the season."
Pirelli's Super Soft (red) and Soft (yellow) compounds will also be available this weekend.