Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the tyre choice of teams and drivers for F1 Hungarian GP (August 2-4) at Hungaroring as Mercedes differs from Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
As known, Pirelli is bringing C2 (hard), C3 (medium) and C4 (soft) for the F1 Hungarian GP at Hungaroring next weekend as Mercedes has gone for a different tyre choice than Ferrari and Red Bull drivers for the grand prix.
In fact, the two Mercedes drivers are the only ones to have eight sets of the soft compound – the least number, with Lewis Hamilton opting for three sets of medium and two of hard, while Valtteri Bottas going for four sets of medium and one of hard.
Both Ferrari and Red Bull will have nine sets of the soft compound, which is same for Haas, McLaren, Racing Point and Williams. Among them, Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen, Robert Kubica and the two Racing Point drivers will have two apiece of medium and hard.
At the same time, Charles Leclerc, Romain Grosjean and George Russell along with the two Red Bull and McLaren drivers have gone for three sets of medium and one of hard. Moving on, Alfa Romeo Racing, Toro Rosso and Renault will have 10 sets of soft tyres.
From them, Nico Hulkenberg, Antonio Giovinazzi and Daniil Kvyat will have two sets of the medium compound and one of hard, whereas Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen and Alexander Albon have gone for two sets of hard and one medium.
As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole Hungarian 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.