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Pirelli to use softest compounds at three of next four races

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Pirelli has opted to bring soft and super-soft tyres to three of the next four races.

At the next grand prix in Spain the teams will have hard and medium tyres to contend with the high-energy loads generated by the circuit's quick corners. But at the following three rounds in Monaco, Canada and Austria, Pirelli is opting for the softest two compounds in its range.

"In Spain, Pirelli will bring the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium: the two hardest tyres in the range," a press release read. "The Montmelo circuit is well known for putting high-energy loads through the tyres, while ambient temperatures can also be high.

"For Monaco and Canada, respectively a street circuit and a semi-permanent facility, the two softest tyres in the range will again be used: P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red Supersoft.

"Monaco is the slowest circuit on the calendar, which is very twisty with smooth asphalt, and also relies heavily on mechanical grip from the tyres. This makes it the perfect place for the supersoft with its rapid warm-up to make its debut this year, in combination with the soft.

"Canada is another circuit that is very reliant on mechanical grip, with the race frequently held in cool temperatures. As a result, the soft and supersoft is once again the ideal choice. Traction and braking are the main characteristics of the lap.

"The Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg features several sharp corners, meaning that the average speed is relatively low. Coupled with unpredictable weather conditions, the soft and supersoft is again well suited to the track characteristics."