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Ferrari opts for aggressive Silverstone tyre strategy

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Ferrari opts for aggressive Silverstone tyre strategy
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Jun 28, 2016, 10:10 AM

Ferrari has opted for a more aggressive tyre strategy for the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone than its main rivals Mercedes and Red Bull.

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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF16-H

The Scuderia will bring eight sets of soft compound Pirellis – the softest option on offer at the Northamptonshire track – for both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, along with three sets of mediums and two sets of hards.

By contrast, the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers will all have seven sets of softs at their disposal. However, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg each have five sets of mediums and a sole set of hards, while Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have gone for an extra set of hards.

The soft tyre has dominated choices further down the field, with Toro Rosso joining Ferrari on eight sets for both drivers and Sauber opting for nine sets.

Force India is the only team to bring less than seven sets of softs for its drivers, as well as the only team to bring more than two sets of hards.

 
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Series Formula 1
Event British GP
Location Silverstone
Teams Ferrari Shop Now
Author Jamie Klein