Pirelli has confirmed its tyre choices for the French Grand Prix's Formula 1 return in June, offering teams the Soft, Supersoft and Ultrasoft compounds for the Paul Ricard weekend.

The French Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar this year after 10 years away, last being held at Magny-Cours in 2008, with Paul Ricard making its first race appearance on the sport's schedule since 1990.

As usual, Pirelli will bring three compounds to the grand prix, with the Ultrasoft being reserved for qualifying. Either the Supersoft or Soft tyre must be used by drivers during the race.

The announcement follows confirmation in Bahrain from Pirelli that it would be bringing a revised version of its tyres to Paul Ricard, reducing the tread by 0.4mm in order to prevent the compounds from overheating on the new asphalt that has been laid on the circuit.

By taking this move, Pirelli has been able to veer towards the softer end of its tyre range, with the alternative being a selection of its harder compounds that would offer little deviation on strategy.

The French Grand Prix takes place at Paul Ricard on June 24.


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