Pirelli primer: Which tyres for the Canadian GP?


The popular Canadian Grand Prix set on Montreal's scenic Ile Notre-Dame sees Pirelli supply once again its three softest compounds to the field.

Like in Monaco, teams will rely on the Italian manufacturer's C3-hard, C4-medium and C5-soft tyres on the semi-permanent, smooth asphalt track.

"Broadly speaking, our nomination for Canada is about the same as last year, when the hypersoft also made its second appearance of the year after Monaco," says Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola.

"The main difference is that the hardest compound available this weekend is a bit harder than last year, and there is no equivalent of the supersoft in the 2019 range, so the choices are more spread out.

"While we have the same nomination as Monaco, a few of the teams have compared Montréal more with Baku – where we made a harder selection - because of the higher speeds, longer straights, and the challenge of balancing tyre temperatures across the front and rear of the car.

"Montréal is also a race that contains plenty of variety, in terms of strategy, on-track action and weather.

"The teams always go into it not knowing quite what to expect, so it’s especially important to accumulate as much tyre data as possible in order to be able to make an informed reaction to changing circumstances".

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