Pirelli has confirmed details of the tyre compounds it will supply for all 23 rounds on the 2021 F1 calendar.

It includes a nomination for the third round of the championship in Portugal. The venue for this race has not been officially confirmed by Formula 1, but the FIA indicated earlier this month the race will return to the calendar providing the venue agrees commercial terms with championship. The Autodromo do Algarve, which F1 raced at in October last year, is expected to host the race.

Pirelli has nominated the hardest tyres in its range – C1, C2 and C3 – for that race, as well as the new round of the championship at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. The hardest rubber will also be used at Silverstone, where several drivers experienced tyre failures last year, plus the Circuit de Catalunya and Suzuka.

Six races will feature the softest tyres available, C3, C4 and C5. These are to be used in Monaco, Baku, Montreal, Sochi, Singapore and Yas Marina.

The C2, C3 and C4 tyres will be brought to the remaining 12 races. This includes the new Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on a street circuit in Jeddah, details of which are yet to be revealed.

Pirelli has departed from its usual practice of announcing the tyre selections in stages during the season by confirming the entire range before the championship has begun.

“Announcing all the selections for the year right now will help the teams and the drivers with their planning, also allowing for maximum flexibility just in case the calendar has to change due to Covid-19 restrictions, as we saw last year,” said Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing Mario Isola.

In the majority of cases Pirelli has chosen the same tyre selection as in previous years for each track. However the selections for Baku and Interlagos are one stage softer than before.

The 2021 F1 season is due to be the final year in which 13-inch rubber is used in Formula 1.

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