Pirelli has announced the tires for the three Grands Prix in the United States, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. These are part of a tripleheader that will take place in about a month.
The race at Circuit of the Americas will take place on October 22, two weeks after Qatar. Max Verstappen managed to win the last two races at the Texan track. The top-class circus will be in North America for the Grand Prix of Mexico City, scheduled for October 29. After the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, the drivers head to South America for the Grand Prix of São Paulo. The last sprint of the season will take place in Brazil on the weekend of November 3-5.
America and Sao Paulo
The C2, C3 and C4 have been selected for the Grands Prix of the United States and São Paulo. These are the same tire compounds as in 2022. Circuit of the Americas is one of the most demanding tracks on the tire calendar. Especially left-right combinations from 2 to 9, but also turns 17 and 19, are hard on rubber. The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, also known as Interlagos, isn’t too bad in terms of tire wear, but the C4 is chosen as the softer tire instead of the C5. Like Sao Paulo, the event in Austin, Texas is a sprint weekend.
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At the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez race, Pirelli opted for a step softer tire compared to last year. So the Italian manufacturer will include the C3, C4 and C5. Additionally, as a test for 2024, drivers will be allowed to try a new version of the C4 on the Mexican circuit. It will be done the same way on Friday at Suzuka when testing with a new version. C2. Each driver will receive two sets of test tires that can be used at any time on Friday.
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