Mercedes have chosen a harder mix of tyres for next week’s Mexican Grand Prix than their closest competitors.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will have just five sets of the super-soft tyres for the race weekend compared to six for the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers.
The hardest available compound is the medium tyre, which Rosberg will have four sets of, two more than Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Toro Rosso has staked its fortunes on the super-soft tyre which it will bring eight sets of for the Mexican Grand Prix weekend.
The Mercedes drivers finished one-two in last year’s race after running two-stop strategies which involved one stint on softs and two on mediums. However Hamilton described his second stop for medium tyres as a “wrong call” and Sergio Perez was able to complete the race with a single pit stop.
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|Nico Hulkenberg||Force India|
|Sergio Perez||Force India|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso|
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