Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the compounds of the various drivers and teams for F1 German GP on July 26-28 has Mercedes and Ferrari drivers having gone for different tyre choice.
As known, Pirelli is bringing C2 (hard), C3 (medium) and C4 (soft) for the F1 German GP at Hockenheim next weekend as the four Mercedes and Ferrari drivers have gone for a mixed tyre choice for the grand prix.
While Mercedes duo have eight sets of soft compound at their disposal like Red Bull Racing, Racing Point and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, the Ferrari drivers have nine sets of soft compound like Haas, Alfa Romeo Racing, Williams and McLaren’s Lando Norris.
Among the first group, Lewis Hamilton will have four sets of medium and one of hard, which is same for the two Red Bull drivers, while Bottas, Sainz and Racing Point duo have gone for three sets of medium compound and two of hard respectively.
In the second group, Sebastian Vettel will have three medium compound and one of hard, which is same for Kevin Magnussen, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica. At the same time, Charles Leclerc has gone for two each of medium and hard compounds.
He has Romain Grosjean, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Norris with him with a similar choice. Meanwhile, going extreme with the soft compound are Renault and Toro Rosso, whose drivers will have 10 each but the rest is split.
While Daniel Ricciardo and Alexander Albon will have two of medium and one hard, their teammates Nico Hulkenberg and Daniil Kvyat have gone for two of hard and just the one medium for the German GP at Hockenheim.
As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole British 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.