Pirelli announces compounds for US GP

Ultrasoft for USA? Is that too soft?
Ultrasoft for USA? Is that too soft?

Formula 1 tire supplier Pirelli has revealed that it will take the three softest compounds from its range to the United States Grand Prix later this year.

The Ultra Soft, Super Soft and Medium compounds will be used at the Circuit of the Americas, a step softer than its corresponding 2016 choices.

As per the usual regulations, one set of Ultra Soft tires must be used only in Q3, while either the Super Soft or Soft compounds must be run for one stint of the Grand Prix.

Pirelli's decision to bring compounds a step softer than in 2016 is in line with some other Grands Prix yet to come in 2017, including Britain, Belgium, Malaysia and Japan.

The Hard tire is not set to be used again this year following complaints from drivers when it was selected for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Pirelli's 2017 choices so far:

Australia Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
China Super Soft Soft Medium
Bahrain Super Soft Soft Medium
Russia Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Spain Soft Medium Hard
Monaco Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Canada Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Azerbaijan Super Soft Soft Medium
Austria Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Britain Super Soft Soft Medium
Hungary Super Soft Soft Medium
Belgium Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Italy Super Soft Soft Medium
Singapore Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft
Malaysia Super Soft Soft Medium
Japan Super Soft Soft Medium
USA Ultra Soft Super Soft Soft

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