Pirelli, Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier, has announced in Abu Dhabi that there will be seven dry weather tyre compounds available for the Formula 1-teams in 2018. On both ends of the scope another compound has been added. The new additions will be the compounds bearing the names ‘Super hard and ‘Hyper soft’.
It had already been announced that a new tyre would be introduced, which would be softer that the current ‘Ultra-soft’. Pirelli even issued a competition to determine what this new compound should be called. In the end the choice was made to call it ‘Hyper soft’.