Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the tyre choice of teams and drivers for F1 Italian GP (September 6-8) at as teams spread out in their selection.
As known, Pirelli is bringing C2 (hard), C3 (medium) and C4 (soft) for the F1 Italian GP at Monza for the second race after the summer break as teams spread out in their selection.
Mercedes and Ferrari drivers are conservative with eight sets of soft compound with Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc going for three sets of medium and two of hard unlike their teammates.
Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel have gone for four sets of medium and just the one hard. There is difference between Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon as well.
The Dutchman is aggressive with 10 sets of soft like the Racing Point drivers as the trio go for two sets of medium and one of hard as their other choices. Albon has nine sets of soft, which is same for the rest of the field.
He has opted for three sets of medium and one of hard, with Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Pierre Gasly and George Russell going for the same selection as well.
At the same time, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Kimi Raikkonen, Daniil Kvyat, Robert Kubica and the two McLaren drivers will have two each of medium and soft compound at their disposal.
As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole Belgium 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.