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Pirelli boss Mario Isola does not believe there will be a return of teams being able to choose from various tyre manufacturers in Formula 1.
Pirelli chief Mario Isola has predicted that average lap times will continue to tumble in 2018 due to the combination of developed cars and softer tyre compounds.
Pirelli have announced the tyres that have been nominated for round four of the 2018 season in Azerbaijan – but the new hyper-soft tyres will not be making an appearance.
Tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which compounds will be taken to the first three races of the 2018 season at Australia, Bahrain and China.
Having put in the laps during testing in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton has declared that Pirelli’s new hypersoft tyres is their “best” to date.
Having completed a two-day tyre test at the Yas Marina circuit, Pirelli have revealed they received plenty of “positive feedback” from the drivers who ran their 2018 tyre range.
The final team principals’ press conference of the season took place after FP2 in Abu Dhabi, with the top trio taking part in the first half.
Pirelli have added the ‘super hard’ and ‘hypersoft’ tyres into the mix for the 2018 season, extending the line-up from five different compounds to seven.
Pirelli have revealed the teams’ tyre selection for the final race of the championship with only Renault opting for something slightly different.
Pirelli’s plan to have between “five and eight” compounds come next season led to the tyre manufacturer unveiling an as yet unnamed pink tyre.
Pirelli have unveiled pink ultrasoft tyres for the United States Grand Prix this weekend as part of F1’s association with with the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Lewis Hamilton has a slightly more conservative tyre strategy at the United States Grand Prix, where he could clinch his fourth World Championship title.