All drivers to get same Pirelli tyre allocations

Jamie Woodhouse
All drivers to get standard tyre allocations.

All drivers to get standard tyre allocations.

It has been confirmed that Pirelli will supply all drivers with the same tyre allocations for the 2020 season.

Previously teams have been able to choose how many sets of each available compound they want for their drivers for a race weekend, with each driver having 13 sets of tyres.

But as Formula 1 look to reduce costs and Pirelli search for achievable targets due to the packed 2020 schedule, those tyre allocations have now been set for all drivers.

“Each driver will be allocated the following specification of dry-weather tyres at each event: Two sets of the hard specification of tyres, three sets of the medium specification of tyres, eight sets of the soft specification of tyres,” reads the updated clause in the sporting regulations.

Pirelli’s current tyres are named from C1 to C5 with the tyres getting softer as the number increases.

They also supply teams with intermediate and wet tyres for racing on a damp track.

Already they have confirmed the tyres that will be available for the eight rounds that have been confirmed so far for the 2020 season.

At both races in Austria, as well as the Hungarian, 70th Anniversary, Belgian and Italian GPs the C2, C3 and C4s will be used.

For the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and the Spanish Grand Prix it will be the C1, C2 and C3s that are available.

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