Pirelli has announced its tyre lineup for the next Grand Prix season, and teams will be startled by their decision for the Austrian Grand Prix.
Pirelli has revealed the tyre compounds that will be used in the 2022 Formula One World Championship rounds 10, 11 and 12.
The tyres that will be used for the British Grand Prix weekend, which is next on the schedule, were already disclosed, but the Italian tyre manufacturers have also announced their options for races in Austria, France, and Hungary.
Pirelli has chosen an unexpected option for Austria, with a set that is significantly softer than before. The C2, C3, and C4 tyres were used in the Austrian Grand Prix previous season, however in 2022, the softest three tyres available, the C3, C4, and C5, will be used. That should add some variety to strategy selections.
Pirelli’s compound choices for France and Hungary, though, did not surprise anyone, with the C2, C3, and C4 tyres being selected for both race weekends.
Although the tyres have grown in diameter from 13 to 18 inches, the options remain just like previous season.
PIRELLI’S TYRE CHOICES IN 2022 SO FAR
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