Pirelli confirms Azerbaijan GP tyre selections

Thu 11 January 2018 19:36 GMT | 19:36 Local Time

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Pirelli has confirmed its Formula 1 tyre selections for April's Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit, going one step softer than its 2017 picks, crash.net reports.

Pirelli will make the soft, super-soft and ultra-soft tyres available to teams over the race weekend in Baku, scheduled for April 27-29, having offered mediums for the race last June, according to Trend.

The decision comes following a push to make Pirelli's tyres less conservative for 2018, but the Italian manufacturer opted against debuting its new hyper-soft compound - now the softest in its range - at the street track in Baku.

As usual, drivers will be required to complete Q3 on the softest available compound while saving one set of both the soft and super-soft tyres for usage in the race.

The 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix looked set to be one-stop race that could be completed under the red flag, with both Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel being called to the pits by race control that forced them into a second stop.

The race was ultimately won by Daniel Ricciardo who made two tyre changes, the last coming under the red flag.ce control that forced them into a second stop.

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