Haas elects for aggressive Chinese GP tyre strategy

Pirelli has revealed the teams' chosen tyre allocation for the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix, with the Haas team once again opting for an aggressive strategy with the most sets of supersofts.

Both the team's drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez will have seven sets of supersoft rubber at their disposal in Shanghai, setting up a potential repeat of the supersoft-heavy strategy employed to great effect by Grosjean in Bahrain.

McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have opted for a similar strategy, as have the Williams pairing of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas after the medium tyre let down the Grove-based squad in Bahrain.

Indeed, Massa and Grosjean have elected for just one set of medium tyres apiece, with Bottas, Alonso, Button and Gutierrez all using two sets of the hardest available compound.

Mercedes splits strategies

Mercedes has once again chosen to split the tyre strategies of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with the former getting an extra set of mediums and the latter going for one more set of softs. Both will have five sets of supersofts.

Ferrari has gone for a slightly more aggressive strategy with its drivers, both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen getting six sets of supersofts - along with both Red Bulls, Force Indias and Renaults.

Manor and Sauber both have just four sets of supersofts for both drivers, with Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr the only men to have five sets of the mediums available in China.

Selected Pirelli sets per driver for Chinese GP
Selected Pirelli sets per driver for Chinese GP

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Series Formula 1
Event Chinese GP
Track Shanghai International Circuit
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