Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the compounds of the various drivers and teams for F1 Austrian GP on June 28-30 as teams are spread out in their tyre strategy.
As revealed earlier, Pirelli is bringing the C2 (hard), C3 (medium) and C4 (soft) for the F1 Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring circuit. Interestingly, the tyre strategy is spread out among the F1 teams, even at the front of the field and between teammates.
Ferrari has opted for the least number of soft compound with just the seven sets like Racing Point, with Sebastian Vettel along with the two Racing Point drivers have gone for four sets of the medium and two of hard compound along with it.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is the sole between the two F1 teams to go for five sets of medium and one of hard. Mercedes, on the other hand, will have the most number of the soft compound at nine along with five other teams and Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly.
The five teams in the list are Renault, Haas, Alfa Romeo Racing, Toro Rosso and Williams. Among them Lewis Hamilton will have two each of medium and hard along with Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Alexander Albon and George Russell.
Their teammates, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniil Kvyat and Robert Kubica along with Red Bull’s Gasly have gone for three sets of medium and one of hard.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren, meanwhile, have opted for eight sets of soft. The Dutchman has chosen four sets of medium and one of hard, whereas the McLaren drivers have gone for three sets of medium and one of hard.
As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole Austrian 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.