Red Bull have opted for a harder tyre selection than their rivals for next week’s Mexican Grand Prix.
While nine drivers have chosen to stock up on ten sets of the softest tyres available, Red Bull has taken just six sets for each of its drivers and picked three sets of the hardest nominated compounds.
Ferrari have also erred on the conservative side. Sebastian Vettel has selected more super-soft tyres than any other driver while he and Kimi Raikkonen have seven sets of ultra-softs.
This year’s race is the first time the ultra-soft tyres have been nominated for the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Last year Lewis Hamilton won the race on a single-stop strategy using soft and medium tyres. The latter has not been nominated this year.
2017 Mexican Grand Prix tyre selections
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|Sergio Perez||Force India|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso|
|Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||Renault|
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