Tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which compounds will be taken to the first three races of the 2018 season at Australia, Bahrain and China.
Pirelli announced a new line-up of tyres for the new season with all compounds softer than the 2017 equivalents. However, the new hypersoft tyre is being kept under wraps for now.
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There are three compounds available for each team at each race and the season opener in Melbourne will see the yellow-marked soft, the red-marked supersoft and the purple-marked ultrasoft make an appearance.
Heading into Sakhir, the softs and supersofts will remain but the ultrasofts are switched out for the white-marked medium compound.
And then, in Shanghai, the ultrasofts will be reintroduced alongside the softs and mediums.
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