Pirelli, the italian tyres manufacturer, in bringing to the Interlagos circuit the white Medium, the yellow Soft and the red SuperSoft compounds: the same nominations as last year, but obviously a step softer than 2017's compounds. Interlagos is one of the shortest track on the calendar and also one with the most unpredictable weather.
Last year Sebastian Vettel won the race, followed by Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen.
“We’re not expecting anything very different to what we’ve seen during previous years in Brazil: the only change is that we’re bringing a nomination that is one step softer." Said Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head of car racing. "The current medium and soft are similar to last year’s soft-supersoft tandem that formed the winning race strategy, while this year’s supersoft – the softest tyre we have selected for the weekend – is roughly equivalent to last year’s ultrasoft, which didn’t come to Brazil. So, this tyre effectively makes its debut at Interlagos. Dealing with traffic and going offline is always an important aspect to managing the race in Brazil, and due to the high energy loads from the fast corners and possible high temperatures, degradation will be another factor to bear in mind – although we don’t expect it to be excessive under normal circumstances.”
Here are the tyres choices per driver for the Brazilian Grand Prix.