Pirelli introduces two new F1 tyre compounds for 2018
Pirelli will expand its dry weather F1 tyre range to 7 compounds for 2018 with the introduction of the superhard & the hypersoft.
Pirelli says the compounds in the 2018 "rainbow" range with be "considerably softer" compared to 2017. Hypersoft is obviously a compound that we developed for very low severity circuits. We realised that, under the unique circumstances of this year, some of our 2017 compounds were perhaps conservative.
The teams will try out the new tyres for the first time next week during the 2 day Post-Abu Dhabi GP tyre test