Ryan Wood  |    |   0  |  13 November 2017

Pirelli asks fans to name new pink compound for 2018 season

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has asked fans to choose the name for its newest compound, which will be the softest in the range when it debuts next season.

The new tyre will feature pink branding and will sit below the purple Ultrasoft tyre as the least durable in the range which runs from Hard (orange), to Medium (white), Soft (yellow), Supersoft (red) and finally the Ultrasoft (purple).

Pirelli has asked its fans on Twitter to choose between the following names: Megasoft, Extremesoft and Hypersoft.

It won't be the first time pink tyres have been used however, as at last month's United States Grand Prix, Pirelli turned its Ultrasofts purple in aid of cancer charity the Susan G.Komen foundation.

Pirelli is due to carry out a tyre test this week in Brazil with McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne and Lando Norris taking part, before all ten teams carry out testing in Abu Dhabi following the final race of the season.

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