What do F1 tyre colours mean and how much do they cost?

IF you ever watch a Formula One race, you will undoubtedly hear the commentator talk about tyres. Three variations of the slick tyre, one set of intermediate tyres and a set of wet. While Pirelli bring three sets of slick tyres (soft, medium and hard) to each race, the actual compound differs from track to track. Teams have to run the tyres at the pressures ordered by Pirelli to preserve the tyre’s safety. Drivers outside the top 10 on the grid have a free choice on which tyres they start the race. So a driver may start the race on the quicker, but less durable, soft tyres but then pits for the slower but durable hard tyre. Each team is allowed to use 13 sets of tyres per grand prix weekend.

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