Pirelli has confirmed Thursday that its softest and newest compound, the purple-banded ultrasoft compound, will make its race debut on the streets of Monaco on May 29.
It will mean the three compounds for that race are the ultrasoft, supersoft and the soft.
The ultrasoft was on display for the first time during preseason testing at Barcelona but wasn’t expected to debut until Monaco, which it now has.
It will also be at the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks later, on June 12.
Via Pirelli, here’s the breakdown of what tires are going to which races thus far:
*The new 2016 tyre regulations mean that tyre nomination for long-haul events have to be made 14 weeks in advance, whereas for European races the deadline is eight weeks in advance. The tyres nominated so far:
Race Purple Red Yellow White Orange
Australia Supersoft Soft Medium
Bahrain Supersoft Soft Medium
China Supersoft Soft Medium
Russia Supersoft Soft Medium
Spain Soft Medium Hard
Monaco Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Azerbaijan Supersoft Soft Medium