New Pirelli tyres not to be raced on at Canada

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Canada, Circuit Gilles Villeneuveca

Pirelli have announced that it will bring a new range of P Zero tyres to the Canadian GP in one week time to allow teams to test the new compounds. Contrary to earlier suggestions though, the old tyres will be used for the race at Montreal.

"In order to provide some testing time before any new range of tyres is introduced, the P Zero White medium and P Zero Red supersoft for Canada will be in exactly the same specification as that which the teams started the season, with no adjustments.

"This new tyre will be brought to Canada as an experimental tyre for free practice, as allowed by the current regulations. Each driver will receive two sets of this new medium compound for use during Friday’s two sessions only.

"Following feedback from the teams and drivers, the new specification of tyre is then set to be introduced from the British Grand Prix at the end of June, and will remain in place until the end of the year.

"The aim of introducing the new tyre is to prevent any instances of the tread detaching itself from the structure. However, the performance and wear characteristics of the new tyre will not be significantly different, with the aim of keeping up the spectacle and retaining a strategic element to all the races."