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Red Bull choose harder tyres again for Brazil

2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Red Bull’s preference for harder tyres had been reflected again in their selection for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will each have five sets of medium tyres for next weekend’s race at Interlagos. Sebastian Vettel will also begin the weekend with the same selection.

Mercedes have made a break with their recent policy of choosing slightly different tyre selections for their drivers so each could evaluate a different compound during practice. Both of the championship contenders will begin the weekend with the same selection of tyres.

Only four drivers have chosen more than one set of the mandatory hard compound, including both Force India drivers.

2016 Brazilian Grand Prix tyre selections

DriverTeamTyres
Lewis HamiltonMercedesHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Nico RosbergMercedesHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Sebastian VettelFerrariHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Kimi RaikkonenFerrariHard tyreHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Felipe MassaWilliamsHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Valtteri BottasWilliamsHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Daniel RicciardoRed BullHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Max VerstappenRed BullHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Nico HulkenbergForce IndiaHard tyreHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Sergio PerezForce IndiaHard tyreHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Kevin MagnussenRenaultHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Jolyon PalmerRenaultHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Daniil KvyatToro RossoHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Carlos Sainz JnrToro RossoHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Marcus EricssonSauberHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Felipe NasrSauberHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Fernando AlonsoMcLarenHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Jenson ButtonMcLarenHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Pascal WehrleinManorHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Esteban OconManorHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Romain GrosjeanHaasHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre
Esteban GutierrezHaasHard tyreHard tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreMedium tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyreSoft tyre

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  • 3 comments on “Red Bull choose harder tyres again for Brazil”

    1. In response of Mexico there are now special tyres for Lewis, Nico and Max added by Pirelli:

      Drivers tyres choice GP of Brazil

    2. Do they have grip on grass?

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