The new, somewhat complicated tyre regulations this year have divided opinion amongst the drivers. Some think it might bring in some scope for different strategies and the possibility for some surprise results, at least until the teams have worked out the optimum strategies for the new rules. For your perusal, we have provided a handy guide to the new rules for 2016, courtesy of Pirelli.
PRE-RACE TYRE NOMINATIONS AND PREPARATIONS
In consultation with the FIA, Pirelli will decide in advance which three compounds can be used at each race, and communicate this information to the teams.
The total number of sets that can be used during practice, qualifying and racing remains the same as it is currently: 13.
Pirelli will nominate two mandatory race sets for each car. Furthermore, one set of the softer compound will have to be kept for use in Q3 only.
The two mandatory sets chosen…
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