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Super-soft tyres for resurfaced Hungaroring

2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Pirelli has nominated super-soft tyres as part of its allocation for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The second-softest compound in its selection will be the mandatory compound for Q3 at the Hungaroring, which has been resurfaced since last year’s race.

Drivers will also have to reserve a set of soft and medium compound tyres available for use in the race. These were the two compounds Pirelli brought to the race last year.

2016 tyre nominations

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BakuSuper-softSoftMediumNo raceNo race
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  • 6 comments on “Super-soft tyres for resurfaced Hungaroring”

    1. ColdFly F1 (@)
      19th May 2016, 12:48

      Montreal, Monte Carlo, Monaco – what’s in a word ;-)

      1. The first time and maybe second time it was a mistake, but now I think it’s a deliberate in joke :)

        1. It’s been like that for a few weeks lol

          1. Maybe Hungaroring and Hockenheim will be mixed-up too lol

    2. That’s great news. Softer tyres and a new tarmac will make the times drop quite a lot.
      In additon to that also the cars themselves got over 1s quicker on average so far this season.
      We could see low 1:19s, possibly even high 1:18s on a dry weekend in Hungary this year.

      1. To the Max !
        19th May 2016, 18:08

        I looked up the European F3 results of 2014 and 2016 to see the difference. The resurfacing seemed to have added 2s for the F3 cars.

        F1’s cars gaining 1s + 2s of resurfacing + faster tyres and 1.18s might actual be a sure bet seeing Lewis did a 1:22.202 lap last year. Of course weather conditions are going to play a big part in it too, but who knows, F1 cars gaining some more as F3 cars and they could come close to the 1:17s…?

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