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Hyper-soft tyres to return at F1’s Mexican GP

2018 Mexican Grand Prix

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Pirelli has nominated its softest tyre compound, the hyper-softs, for this year’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Formula 1’s official tyre supplier has selected its three softest tyre compounds for the race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in October. Drivers will be able to choose from the hyper-soft, ultra-soft and super-soft.

The softest possible tyre selection has been used at two races so far this year: Monaco and Canada. The hyper-soft is also nominated for the upcoming races in Singapore and Russia.

Pirelli is yet to announce the tyre nominations for the two final races of the season.

2018 F1 tyre nominations

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2018 tyres2017 tyres
MelbourneSoftSuper-softUltra-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
BahrainMediumSoftSuper-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
ShanghaiMediumSoftUltra-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
BakuSoftSuper-softUltra-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
CatalunyaMediumSoftSuper-softHardMediumSoft
Monte-CarloSuper-softUltra-softHyper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
MontrealSuper-softUltra-softHyper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
Paul RicardSoftSuper-softUltra-softn/an/an/a
Red Bull RingSoftSuper-softUltra-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
SilverstoneHardMediumSoftMediumSoftSuper-soft
HockenheimringMediumSoftUltra-softn/an/an/a
HungaroringMediumSoftUltra-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
Spa-FrancorchampsMediumSoftSuper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
MonzaSoftSuper-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
SingaporeSoftUltra-softHyper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
SochiSuper-softUltra-softHyper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
SuzukaMediumSoftSuper-softMediumSoftSuper-soft
Circuit of the AmericasSoftSuper-softUltra-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
Autodromo Hermanos RodriguezSuper-softUltra-softHyper-softSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
InterlagosMediumSoftSuper-soft
Yas MarinaSoftSuper-softUltra-soft

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  • 7 comments on “Hyper-soft tyres to return at F1’s Mexican GP”

    1. Good. BTW, ”Pirelli is yet to announce the tyre nominations for the two final races of the season.” – Monza as well.

    2. Super Ultra Hyper isn’t very exciting. Hasn’t produced good racing so far. More excited to see how Singapore goes with skipping a compound. If Sochi and Mexican provide no strategy and dull races with tyre management being the sole concern then I think it’ll be safe to say this idea of bringing the only the softest compounds is a dud.

      1. @skipgamer That’d be the case if harder compounds were chosen. Both Sochi Autodrom and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is a low-deg circuit, so, therefore, the softer the compounds, the better as, in theory, it provides a higher chance for pushing and variation in strategy.

        1. Monaco and Montreal say hi…. We’ll have to wait and see

        2. ‘are’

    3. Champagne Papi
      12th July 2018, 14:42

      Great. We can look forward to a tyre management exercise at Mexico then, fantastic. Can’t wait.

      1. @Champagne Papi That’d be the case if harder compounds were chosen. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit is a low-deg circuit, so, therefore, the softer the compounds, the better as, in theory, it provides a higher chance for pushing and variation in strategy.

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