Pirelli have nominated the toughest three compounds of their vary for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
F1’s official tyre suppliers will subsequently convey arduous C1 tyres (x2 units), medium C2 tyres (x3 units) and mushy C3 tyres (x8 units) to Spain, for the Grand Prix of which Pirelli are additionally title sponsors.
Though pre-season operating occurred at this circuit in February, Pirelli have identified that increased observe temperatures and advanced automobiles will make for a unique image.
“It’s arduous to say a lot about Barcelona that hasn’t been stated already, because it’s probably the best-known circuit on the calendar for the drivers, with its wide-ranging structure making it an ideal testing venue,” stated Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Mario Isola.
“It has a little bit of all the things, with the very technical closing sector being notably vital with regards to taking care of the tyres.”
“In consequence, the groups could have a very good alternative to evaluate the progress they’ve made with their automobiles for the reason that begin of the season, though the climate circumstances shall be a lot hotter and there’ll most likely be much more operating on the arduous tyre than there was in testing, which is able to maybe be the important thing to the race.
“Prior to now, Barcelona has historically been a two-stopper, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see if the brand new era of tyres this yr leads anybody to focus on a one-stopper.”
The fourth spherical of the Components 2 season will see drivers use white-walled arduous tyres (x3 units) and red-walled softs (x2 units) – the identical nomination that was used within the 2020 F2 races, at Bahrain 2022, and on this yr’s in-season take a look at.
Components three will use white-banded arduous tyres (x3 units) for spherical three of the season, plus a set of yellow-walled mediums carried over from Imola to be used in Free Observe.