Pirelli has revealed the teams’ compound choices for the opening race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix.
Different tire compounds
Pirelli will supply five different compounds in 2019. This is less than the seven last year. The new compounds are labeled C1 for the hardest to C5 for the softest. For the season-opening race, Pirelli has chosen the C2, C3, and C4 compounds.
Ordered tire compounds
When we look at the requested compounds by the teams we can see that the softest tire is their preferred choice. The top three teams of last year all have nine sets of the C4 compound. For the hardest compounds, there will be seven teams that have more than the one required set. And Nico Hulkenberg is the only driver with only one set of medium tires.