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Pirelli axe F1 tyre as no new compounds to be introduced in 2024

Pirelli has announced a major change to its 2024 tyre options, with the elimination of a whole compound as Abu Dhabi tyre choices are revealed.

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Pirelli has confirmed that there will be no new tyre compounds in the 2024 Formula 1 season, as the P0 tyre is set to be axed.

Ahead of the 2023 season, Pirelli introduced a new specification C1 compound to reduce a difference in performance between the then hardest C1 and C2 tyres, with the P0 being the P1 compound from 2022.

However, despite being tested, the tyre was never used during a Grand Prix weekend, with Pirelli opting for the C1 as its hardest tyre at high-energy tracks that places heavy loads on the tyres - such as Barcelona or Silverstone.

For 2024, the Pirelli range is set to revert back to five compounds with the C1 being the hardest and C5 the softest.

The colours will remain the same, with the softest tyre being red-marked, the medium being yellow and the hardest tyre carrying white-sidewall markings.

Pirelli's 2024 tyres

"As has become customary now, there will be a test day on the Tuesday after the grand prix with each team fielding two cars: one for young drivers and the other in theory for testing tyres," explained Pirelli's Head of Motorsport, Mario Isola.

"However, there will be no new compounds to try out: the FIA recently communicated that the 2024 compounds will be the same as this year.

"The only change is that there are now five rather than six available of them, due to the elimination of the C0 which was never used during a race weekend this year.

"So the test could be helpful for the teams to work on tyre management by gathering data for next season.

"The teams will have a predetermined tyre allocation for the test. The car doing the tyre work will have 10 sets available at the test, consisting of one C1, one C2, two C5, and three sets each of C4 and C3.

"Meanwhile, the car for young drivers will have two sets each of C3 and C5 available as well as four sets of C4."

For the race in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli to to bring the C3-C4-C5 range, the same as in Las Vegas, and the 2022 event at Yas Marina.

F1 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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