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Colour coded tyres for F1

india Updated: Mar 19, 2011 22:30 IST

Formula One tyres will be colour coded from next week’s season-opener in Australia to help fans tell which of six kinds are being used by drivers.

Pirelli said in a statement the wet tyres used in heavy rain conditions would be coded orange while intermediates suited to a damp and drying track would be light blue.

Supersoft compounds, providing speed at the expense of durability, will be coded red.

Soft tyres that last slightly longer will be yellow, edium tyres white and hards — the most durable of all — silver.