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Soft Tyres, or Softs, are identified by their red sidewalls and are one of three compounds available for each race. The other two are Hard and Medium. 

The teams receive 8 sets of Soft tyres for the weekend and must change to a different compound at least once during the race. 

F1 Tyres are supplied by Pirelli and they have five standard compounds to select from labelled C1 (hardest) to C5 (softest).

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan