Pirelli to add sixth tire compound for 2023

PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 23: Pirelli tires outside the Scuderia AlphaTauri garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 23, 2020 in Portimao, Portugal. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Pirelli F1 chief engineer Simone Berra revealed that the tire range will be increased to six compounds in the 2023 season.

Since the 2019 season, Pirelli had been providing five tire compounds, three of which were chosen to be available for each race weekend.

Berra confirmed that another tire compound would be added to the range in 2023.

“We have a new version of the C1 [hardest tire]. So the C1 is no more the current C1 – it’s a new one that should provide more grip compared to the old one, which was, let’s say, less grippy,” he said.

“That was tested in Texas, the new C1, and the new C1 is providing more grip. The C1 will become for next year the C0. So next year we will have six compounds: C0 – that is the current C1 – the new C1 and then the others that remain exactly the same compound on the new structure.”

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