PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS
FOR THE 2016 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the ninth round of the 2016 Formula One season in Austria*, to be held (June 30 – July 3) on the Spielberg circuit:
P Zero Yellow soft
P Zero Red supersoft
P Zero Purple ultrasoft
These are the tyres that Pirelli has said must be used at some point in the race:
One set of P Zero Yellow soft
One set of P Zero Red supersoft.
Each driver must have both these sets available for the race, and must
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Round four of 21
Sochi, 29 April-1 May 2016
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THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:
- Although the track is now three years old, the asphalt is still evolving and may be different.
- With wear and degradation being low, we would not expect a high number of pit stops.
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Ever wondered what it would be like to skate a race circuit in a suit at 70mph? Well you can now scratch that itch.
To celebrate the second year in partnership with Williams Racing we’ve collaborated with longboard downhill supremo Liam Morgan. He effortlessly reached speeds of up to 70mph in the Limited Edition Williams Racing Suit at the Paul Ricard race circuit nr. Marseille. Enjoy!
The limited edition Hackett Williams Racing suit retails for £700 / 800 Euro / 850 Ger/Bel Euro and will be available to purchase from the 6th April 2016 in selected global Hackett stores and online
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