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Tyre selections for 2018 Japanese Grand Prix

  • Published on 25 Sep 2018 15:19
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pirelli has announced the tyre selections each driver has made for the Japanese Grand Prix in two weeks. The Italian tyre supplier selected the medium, soft and super soft compound for the weekend, with drivers choosing ten sets in total, while three are designated by Pirelli.

 It is the first time since Italy that Pirelli is bringing the medium tyre, and its the second last time it will be used this season. Ferrari has gone aggressive with its choice, bringing just one set of the medium compound for both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

It has opted to bring three more sets of the super soft compound than its rivals Mercedes. Take a look at the full list below;

 

Japanese GRAND PRIX
Driver        Medium          Soft     Super Soft
44. Hamilton           2              4              7
77. Bottas           2              4              7
5. Vettel            1              2             10
7. Raikkonen           1              2             10
3. Ricciardo           1              4              8
33. Verstappen           1              5              7
11. Perez           2              3              8
31. Ocon           2              3              8
18. Stroll           1              3              9
19. Sirotkin           2              2              9
27. Hulkenberg           1              4              8
55. Sainz           2              3              8
10. Gasly           2              3              8
28. Hartley           1              4              8
8. Grosjean           2              3              8
20. Magnussen           1              4              8
14. Alonso           4              5              4
2. Vandoorne           4              5              4
9. Ericsson           1              4              8
16. Leclerc           2              3              8

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  • I think Merc again got a better grip on the tyre strategy.

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    • Sep 25 2018 - 19:22
    • Freguz

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      "Better grip" :-))

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      • Sep 26 2018 - 13:45
    • Hehehe, gotta work up those dad jokes, ya know! ;)

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      • Sep 26 2018 - 19:46

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