Pirelli goes softer with Malaysian GP tire selection

Formula 1 tire supplier Pirelli has gone softer with its tire choices for this year's Malaysian Grand Prix, picking the Super Soft, Soft and Medium compounds.

Supersoft Soft Medium

Pirelli only brought the Hard tire to the Spanish Grand Prix, where drivers complained about its behavior, and later opted against selecting it for Great Britain.

Malaysia's combination matches China, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Britain and Hungary.

Out of the 13 available sets of tires, one set of Super Softs must be kept for Q3, while either a set of Softs or Mediums must be run for one stint of the race.

Drivers are given free choice for the remaining 10 sets of rubber.

Malaysia will drop off the calendar following this year's race.

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
Singapore – Ultra Soft / Super Soft / Soft
Malaysia – Super Soft / Soft / Medium

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