Pirelli tyres already has good cause to celebrate ahead of today’s Monaco Grand Prix after its new PZero Red super soft helped Sebastian Vettel set the fastest ever qualifying lap in the 68 year history of the race.
The Italian tyres manufacturer is debuting the new tyre on the 3.340 kilometre Monte Carlo circuit – arguably the most famous in the world.
The Red Bull champion set a fastest time of 1’13.556 using the PZero Red supersoft tyre, while his average speed on his qualifying lap was 163.467kph.
Pirelli’s PZero Red supersoft is around a second per lap quicker than the harder PZero Yellow tyre around the streets of Monaco.
Paul Hembery, director of motorsport for Pirelli, said: “It’s going to be very interesting to see which strategies the teams choose to adopt tomorrow.
“The performance as well as the durability of our PZero Red supersoft tyres have been excellent so far as we expected, and we’re very proud to have set the fastest lap in final qualifying of the iconic Monaco circuit to date with this new compound.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team