Date: 5th March 2015 at 8:36am
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Formula One’s official tyre partner Pirelli have announced which tyre compounds will be used for the opening four races of the season.

The Italian tyre manufacturer has developed new compounds for the 2015 F1 season with a new rear construction with the aim to distribute forces and temperatures more evenly.

It’s more of an evolution to last seasons compound off the back of the new era of Formula One which was introduced in 2014 with the new engine regulations.

But despite the slight changes to the compounds it looks like Pirelli believe the tyres will perform to a similar level to last year as they have selected the same compound combinations for Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain.

For the Australian, Chinese and Bahrain Grand Prix the teams will be using the white lined medium and yellow lined soft compounds, whilst for Malaysia the soft compound tyre will be swapped for the orange marked hard compound.