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Red Bull and McLaren go aggressive with Belgian GP F1 tyre choices

McLaren and Red Bull F1 2017

The Red Bull and McLaren Formula 1 teams have gone very aggressive with their tyre choices for the Belgian Grand Prix, heavily favouring the ultra-soft tyre.

Despite the cornering demands of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Pirelli has elected to take its three softest compounds to this month's race as it feels this will prompt the most exciting racing.

Red Bull and McLaren who have picked the highest number of ultra-softs, choosing nine sets each for their drivers.

This is in contrast to more conservative choices elsewhere - with Mercedes choosing six ultra-softs for its drivers, while Ferrari is taking seven sets.

Red Bull's split means that Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will only have one set of the soft tyres for the weekend.

Belgian Grand Prix tyre choices

DriverTeamSoftSuper-softUltra-soft
Lewis HamiltonMercedes436
Valtteri BottasMercedes346
Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing139
Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing139
Sebastian VettelFerrari337
Kimi RaikkonenFerrari337
Sergio PerezForce India346
Esteban OconForce India346
Felipe MassaWilliams157
Lance StrollWilliams157
Fernando AlonsoMcLaren229
Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren139
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso238
Carlos Sainz JrToro Rosso238
Romain GrosjeanHaas346
Kevin MagnussenHaas436
Nico HulkenbergRenault238
Jolyon PalmerRenault238
Marcus EricssonSauber247
Pascal WehrleinSauber337


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