Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the tyre choice of teams and drivers for F1 Mexican GP (October 25-27) with teams spread out in their choices.
As known, Pirelli is bringing C2 (hard), C3 (medium) and C4 (soft) for the F1 Mexican GP, as teams have gone for a spread out choice. Mercedes, Ferrari and Toro Rosso have gone for seven sets of soft compound – the least number of sets.
The two Ferrari drivers along with Lewis Hamilton and Pierre Gasly have opted for five sets of medium and one of hard, while Valtteri Bottas and Daniil Kvyat have four sets of medium and two of hard compound as their other choices.
The likes of McLaren, Racing Point and Alfa Romeo Racing will have eight sets of the soft compound, with all of them except for Antonio Giovinazzi, going for three sets of medium and two of hard. Giovinazzi has four sets of medium and one of hard.
The remaining teams like Red Bull Racing, Renault, Haas and Williams will have nine sets of the soft compound – the most – with Red Bull, Haas, Nico Hulkenberg and George Russell going for three sets of medium and one of hard.
At the same time, Daniel Ricciardo and Robert Kubica have opted for two each of medium and hard compound. As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole Mexican GP weekend, with one set of the softest compound to be kept by the Top 10 F1 drivers to use in Q3.
After the completion of qualifying, the Top 10 drivers will have to return that set, while the other drivers can keep it for the race. For the races, each driver has to keep one set each of the two harder compounds available for the weekend, while the rest 10 sets they are free to choose from the three available compounds for the particular driver.
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