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Pirelli announces early choices

Pirelli reveals the compounds available for the first three 2012 F1 races
Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds that it will make available to teams for the first three races of the 2012 F1 season.

For the season opener in Australia, and round three in China, teams will be given the option of the yellow soft compound tyre and the white medium tyre.

The second round of the year in Malaysia will see teams given the option of the medium tyres and the silver hard tyre.

For each race weekend, teams will be given six sets of the harder compound of tyre and five sets of the softer compound.

Teams will also receive four sets per drivers of the Cinturato green intermediate tyre and three sets per driver of the Cinturato blue rain tyre.

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February 16, 2012 12:17 PM

Yellow and white, followed by white and silver. Yeah, that'll make them easy to spot Pirelli. Just have as many different compounds of tyre as you like Pirelli but the harder of the tyres taken to a race is always referred to as "the hard option tyre" and the softer as the "softer option tyre". And no matter which tyre it is always give the harder tyre a colour band that sticks out like red or green, the other other tyre doesn't need any colour, but if it must make it white.

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