Supersofts dominate European GP tyre selections

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Supersofts dominate European GP tyre selections
Pablo Elizalde
By: Pablo Elizalde
Jun 6, 2016, 2:12 PM

Formula 1 championship rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have opted for similar tyre strategies for the inaugural European Grand Prix at Baku.

Pirelli tyres
Pirelli tyres
Pirelli tyres in front of Racing Engineering garage
Pirelli tyres in front of Carlin garage
Pirelli tyres

Lewis Hamilton, as well as Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, and Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, have all chosen a single set of medium tyres for the event.

The compound is one of the two mandatory tyre sets that need to be used at least once during the race.

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has chosen two sets of the hardest compound available, the German having one fewer set of softs than his rivals.

Ferrari has opted for five sets of softs and seven of supersofts, while Mercedes - like Red Bull, will have eight set of the softest compound.

The Baku event takes place on June 17-19, the weekend after the Canadian Grand Prix.

 

Pirelli tire choices per driver
Pirelli tire choices per driver

Photo by: Pirelli

 

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Series Formula 1
Event European GP
Location Baku City Circuit
Author Pablo Elizalde
Article type Breaking news