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- Gap Tyre
The softest of the available compounds, this is also the mandatory Q3 tyre compound – competitors reaching qualifying’s final shootout receive one set of this compound for use in Q3 only for their final attempt to take pole position. Whilst this will be the tyre of choice to achieve maximum out-an-out pace during a weekend, endurance is limited and timing a pit-stop to one of the other compounds at the optimum point will be key to overall race performance.
Each weekend, this compound will aim to strike the balance between performance and durability in use. Competitors who can make this tyre work well could end up with a strategic advantage over their rivals by giving themselves greater strategic options through qualifying and the race.
The hardest of the available compounds, therefore likely to be the slowest for outright single lap pace, but the most durable for extra-long runs.
The intermediates are the most versatile of the rain tyres, dispersing approximately 25 litres of water per second at full speed. They can be used on a wet as well as a drying track.
The full wet tyres can each disperse up to 65 litres of water per second at full speed, making them the most effective solution for heavy rain.
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