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Pirelli Preview - Canadian Grand Prix

Everything you need to know from the Italian tyres manufacturer ahead of the seventh Grand Prix of the season in Montréal.

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Pirelli Preview - Canadian Grand Prix
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After a brief European tour in Barcelona and Monaco, Formula 1 flies straight to America, precisely in Canada, to race on Montréal's circuit dedicated to the beloved Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve

The 4.3 km long circuit, built on a man- made Island in the St. Lawrence river, is a semi permanent track with smooth and slippery asphalt; it is made of long straights, which make it easier for drivers to overtake, but also give a lot of work to the front tyres because of the hard breaking. 

Pirelli, the italian tyres manufacturer, has selected the softest compounds available for this race weekend: the C3 (white), C4 (yellow) and C5 (soft), which make their second appearance this season. 

Sebastian Vettel triumphed on the Canadian track last year, with a one pit stop strategy: the Ferrari driver, together with Valtteri Bottas, was the only one to not start the race wearing the softest compunds. The switched from the UltraSoft (the current C4) to the SuperSoft, a compound which has been deleted from this year's line up. 

"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." Said Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head of Car Racing. "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."

Here are the drivers' tyres selection for the Canadian Grand Prix. 

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