Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds for the first three races of the 2024 Formula 1 season, with five different compounds ranging from C1 (the hardest) to C5 (the softest), and each race will use different combinations of these compounds.
‣ Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds for the first three races of the 2024 Formula 1 season.
‣ There will be five different compounds next year, ranging from the hardest tyre, the C1, to the softest, the C5.
‣ The tyre compounds will vary for each race, with the hardest compounds being used in Bahrain, a mix of compounds in Saudi Arabia, and the softest compounds in Australia.
‣ All five tyre compounds will be in action within the first three race weekends of the season.
The Formula 1 season just wrapped up. Yet, we’re already hearing about plans for 2024. Pirelli, the big tyre guys, dropped some news on a Friday afternoon. They’ve got the tyre compounds for the first three races of the next season all figured out.
Let’s talk tyre choices. Next year, we’re looking at five different compounds. The hardest tyre is the C1, and it goes all the way to the C5, which is the softest. Remember the C0 from 2023? Yeah, that one’s not coming back in 2024.
For the Bahrain race, they’re going with the hardest compounds. The C3 compound will be the soft tyre. The C2? That’s the medium tyre. And the C1 is the hard tyre. That’s the plan for the first race weekend of the year.
In Saudi Arabia, things are gonna be a bit different. The C3 compound isn’t going to be the soft tyre. Nope, it’s the medium tyre now. At the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the C2 will be the hard tyre. And we’ll see the C4 compound in action for the first time in a race weekend.
Now, let’s talk about the Australian Grand Prix. The compounds for this race have also been announced. The drivers will have to do their laps on the softest compounds. The C5 compound is the soft tyre, the C4 compound is the medium tyre, and the C3 compound will be the hard tyre. So, in the first three weekends, all tyres will already be in action.
So there you have it. The first few races of the 2024 season are all set, tyre-wise. It’s gonna be interesting to see how these choices play out on the track.