Pirelli confirms compounds for COTA, Mexico City and Brazil


Pirelli has revealed the tyre compounds to be used at the forthcoming races in Austin, Mexico and Brazil.

F1 returns to the American continent in the closing stages of the season for three races on consecutive weekends (from 20th October to 5th November) in three different countries.

When it comes to the tyre choices, two are the same and one is all-new for this year. The nominations are unchanged from last year for Austin and Interlagos: C2 as P Zero White hard, C3 as P Zero Yellow medium, and C4 as P Zero Red soft.

For the Mexican Grand Prix in Mexico City though, the choices will be a step softer than last year: C3 as P Zero White hard, C4 as P Zero Yellow medium, and C5 as P Zero Red soft.

A new version of the C4 will also be tried out at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez during free practice, with a view to 2024. This test will be run in exactly the same way as last Friday in Suzuka, where a new version of the C2 was trialled. Teams will receive two extra sets per driver of the experimental compound, which they can use whenever they like during the two hours of free practice scheduled for Friday.

The other two grands prix, in Austin and Sao Paulo, will be Sprint weekends, with just one hour of free practice before qualifying on Friday. Saturday will then feature the Sprint Shootout to determine the grid positions for the Sprint itself in the afternoon. On Sunday, the grand prix takes place as usual.

This will be the first time that the Circuit of the Americas holds a sprint weekend, whereas Interlagos has already hosted sprint races in both 2021 and 2022.

Grand Prix Soft Medium Hard
Bahrain C3 C2 C1
Saudi Arabia C4 C3 C2
Australia C4 C3 C2
Azerbaijan C5 C4 C3
Miami C4 C3 C2
Emilia Romagna C5 C4 C3
Monaco C5 C4 C3
Spain C3 C2 C1
Canada C5 C4 C3
Austria C5 C4 C3
Great Britain C3 C2 C1
Hungary C5 C4 C3
Belgium C4 C3 C2
Netherlands C3 C2 C1
Italy C5 C4 C3
Singapore C5 C4 C3
Japan C3 C2 C1
Qatar C3 C2 C1
USA C4 C3 C2
Mexico C5 C4 C3
Brazil C4 C3 C2

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Published: 02/10/2023
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