Pirelli tyres bring splash of colour to the Monaco Grand Prix

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Pirelli is bringing a splash of colour to the streets of Monte Carlo this week in the form of it’s new supersoft tyres, known as the PZero Red.

The tyres – which are being debuted at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend – are apparently designed to be ideally suited to the tight and twisty streets of the Principality.

The 78-lap race is one of the highlights of the Formula One season with its the legendary Monaco street circuit which is 3340 metres long.

The PZero Red is designed to guarantee maximum grip over the slippery asphalt, which is open to normal road traffic in the evening – just one of the factors that makes the grip level so hard to predict.

Pirelli are eager to see how the new tyre performs.

Paul Hembery, director of motorsport for the Italian company, said: “The peak of performance is definitely one lap. It will have that characteristic of a qualifying tyre so you will want to put in your best lap straight away and it will be a fast-wearing tyre. That is part of the plan, but I have to wait and see what it does in Monaco as I don’t want to make a prediction because we have never been there with it. It is not going to be a 15-20 lap tyre for sure.”

Alex Kapadia, Operations Team

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