Ferrari has chosen the most aggressive tyre selection of the top three teams for the Chinese Grand Prix, picking eight sets of the ultra-soft tyres for each of its drivers.
The third round of the championship at the Shanghai International Circuit is the first where Pirelli has put a ‘step’ in its tyre compound selections. The super-soft, which is the next harder compound after the ultra-soft, has not been selected. The soft and medium tyres are available.
McLaren, Haas and Williams have also selected eight sets of the ultra-softs for each of their drivers. In contrast Red Bull have taken seven sets and Mercedes just six.
Lewis Hamilton has chosen more soft tyres than any other driver with six sets.
2018 Chinese Grand Prix tyre selection
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|Sergio Perez||Force India|
|Esteban Ocon||Force India|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||Renault|
|Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso|
|Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso|
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