“From a record-breaking season, we have collected some record-breaking numbers.
Pirelli launches its new range of 2018 Formula 1 tyres in Abu Dhabi, which adds two extra compounds and colours next year, as well as fresh constructions, compounds and working ranges across the renewed family.
ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX RACE : VALTTERI BOTTAS AND MERCEDES DOMINATE THE FINAL RACE OF 2017 WITH THE EXPECTED ONE-STOP ULTRASOFT-SUPERSOFT STRATEGY
The 2017 season concluded with a win for Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas from pole, using the expected ultrasoft-supersoft one-stopper.
Valtteri Bottas withstood race-long pressure from Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to end the season with a victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Pirelli has nominated the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres for use in F2, with the soft compound to be made available for GP3. On Sunday night, at the gala awards night for both championships, Pirelli will be presenting prizes to the top GP3 driver, as well as the best rookie in Formula 2 – as voted for by an international panel of journalists.
Abu Dhabi hosts the final rounds of the FIA Formula 2 Championship and GP3 Series seasons this weekend.
The final round of this remarkable Formula 1 season features the three softest tyres in Pirelli’s 2017 range – soft, supersoft and ultrasoft – before a two-day test on Tuesday and Wednesday after the grand prix gives all the teams their first taste of 2018 tyres.