Pirelli keen to test 2016 ‘ultrasoft’ tire

Pirelli is currently planning to run an experimental ultrasoft tire in Friday practice in Singapore and Abu Dhabi as it prepares for 2016.

From next season, the FIA is expected to allow Pirelli to have extra compounds in its range, and the ultrasoft – also known by the company as a "super supersoft" – will provide extra flexibility. Under current rules teams can run experimental tires on Fridays.

"Hungary is probably too early," said Pirelli’s Paul Hembery. "It will probably be in Singapore and Abu Dhabi as the Friday experimental tire. But these things change all the time, there's been another proposal and we may be running something a little bit more bespoke."

One F1 team insider suggested that the ultrasoft was essentially last year's supersoft, but Hembery insists it isn't: "That's not true. We've got five or six potential solutions." Adam Cooper/Fox Sports

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