Pirelli unleash brand new supersoft for Monaco
Pirelli will tackle the unique twists and turns of Monaco with their all new supersoft tyre and warn that the manner in which drivers use the new rubber on the challenging street circuit will be crucial.
Speaking ahead of the sport’s most glamourous weekend in Monte Carlo, Pirelli motorsport chief Paul Hembery revealed, “We’re bringing our brand new supersoft tyre for the first time this year, together with the soft, as has been the case [at Monaco] since we started our current Formula 1 era in 2011.”
“Monaco has often been described as a circuit where overtaking is impossible, but we have seen in the past there how tyre strategy and degradation has often led to positions changing, including on-track overtaking,” said the Pirelli boss.
And warned, “The way that drivers use the new supersoft tyre, with it’s notable performance advantage, will be crucial.”
“The right preparation and collection of tyre data during practice will put any driver in a strong position to maximise their potential in the race as well as the crucial qualifying session,” added Hembery.