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F1: 5 new changes and additions for the 2018 Season

Raj Kiran
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2.17K   //    30 Nov 2017, 14:04 IST

The 2017 F1 season came to an end in Abu Dhabi with Mercedes winning the Constructors Championship and Lewis Hamilton winning his fourth World Championship.

While the 2017 season has ended, it is still no time to rest for the teams and fans alike with the FIA announcing some new changes to the world's premier racing event for 2018.

Here are some changes in F1 for the 2018 season:

#1 New Tyre Compounds

F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Practice
The SuperHard (orange) and HyperSoft (pink) compounds

Pirelli, the official supplier of tyres in F1, have decided to add two new compounds to the seven compounds it provided in 2017. The two new compounds introduced are HyperSoft and SuperHard, which will be pink and orange in colour respectively.

According to F1's tyre makers, all the compounds will go one step 'softer' in 2018, making them the fastest tyres in Formula1 history. HyperSoft, the softest of all compounds, will have the most grip but the least durability, while SuperHard will be the hardest of all compounds and will have the least grip but most durability among tyres provided in 2018.

Pirelli was one of the four tyre manufacturers present at the inception of F1 in 1950 before becoming F1's official and sole supplier of tyres in 2011 after an absence of nearly two decades.

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