Pirelli announce tyre compounds


Pirelli have nominated the soft and medium tyres for the season-opening Australian GP, the same choice as what was available in 2014.

As in previous seasons, teams will have two options available for all grand prix weekends as well as the intermediates and full wets should adverse weather affect a race weekend.

Nominating the tyres for the first four races of this season, Pirelli announced that the soft and medium tyres will be used in Australia, China and Bahrain while the medium and hard rubber will be raced in Malaysia.

The tyre manufacturer stated: "Although the P Zero range has evolved from 2014, with a new rear construction designed to distribute forces and temperatures more evenly, these nominations are in fact the same as those made by Pirelli for the equivalent races last year."