Pirelli let fans name pink tyre for 2018
12 November 2017 – Pirelli has announced that a pink-walled tyre will be available for the 2018 season, and has asked fans to choose the name for the new tyre.
Pirelli currently has five compounds in its slick range; Hard (orange-walled), Medium (white), Soft (yellow), Super Soft (red) and Ultra Soft (purple).
Its current wet-weather tyre choices are Intermediates (green) and Full Wets (blue).
With Pirelli introducing harder rubber for 2017, as a result of new aerodynamic regulations, the Italian manfucturer has elected to introduce a tyre that will be even softer than the current Ultra Soft, for use at circuits with very low degradation.
Pink-walled Pirelli tyres made an appearance at this year's United States Grand Prix, the colour of the Ultra Soft changing from purple to pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pirelli's new pink-walled tyre is currently unnamed, but Pirelli has invited fans to vote in a poll to choose the name of the compound.
In the Twitter-based vote, fans can choose from 'Mega Soft', 'Extreme Soft' and 'Hyper Soft'.