Mercedes and Ferrari differ on Austrian Grand Prix tyre choices
|By Lawrence Barretto||Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 15:55 GMT|
Formula 1 world championship rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have opted for different tyre compound choices for the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix.
Mercedes has chosen eight sets of ultra-soft tyres for each of its drivers, while Ferrari has gone for seven apiece.
Within each of the two teams, the drivers have heading in for slightly different directions with regards selection of the softs and super-softs.
Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas have four sets of the super-softs, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton opting for five and three respectively.
Hamilton and Raikkonen then have two sets of softs remaining, with just one batch each for Vettel and Bottas.
Force India and McLaren have chosen the most sets of the ultra-softs with 10 for each of their drivers.
Pascal Wehrlein has picked the most sets of soft tyres with three of the rubber making up his allocation of 13.
Drivers must save a set of the ultra-soft compound for Q3 and one each of the super-soft and soft.
Austrian Grand Prix tyre choices
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||2||2||9|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||2||2||9|
|Sergio Perez||Force India||1||2||10|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India||1||2||10|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||2||3||8|
|Carlos Sainz Jr||Toro Rosso||2||3||8|