As he tested the brand new ‘hyper soft’ in the post-Abu Dhabi GP tyre test, world champion Lewis Hamilton said it was Pirelli’s best ever.
Pirelli reports that the pink-marked tyre is “about a second per lap faster” than the ultra-soft.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was fastest on Wednesday with the pink hyper-soft.
“The new tyre is really a surprise,” said the German.
“It’s a real step forward, but of course it’s up to Pirelli to decide on what tracks we get to use it.