Formula 1 world championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have made the same tyre selections for next week’s German Grand Prix.
Their team mates also have the same tyre selections as each other, with an extra set of softs and one fewer of the medium. The super-soft has not been selected for the race at the Hockenheimring.
The only driver from the leading three teams to have selected more than seven sets of the ultra-soft tyre is Daniel Ricciardo, who will have eight.
Almost all of the midfield teams have been more aggressive with their selections than the ‘big three’. Most have chosen at least eight sets of ultra-softs, Williams have opted for nine and Renault has taken 10.
2018 German Grand Prix tyre selections
|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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9 comments on “Hamilton and Vettel make same tyre selections for Germany”
10th July 2018, 10:42
I am sure this will be like Bahrain again. Mercedes will go for the 1 stop here. Ferrari should do the same as well.
10th July 2018, 11:28
Aren’t all the tracks one stoppers on paper this year?
10th July 2018, 11:38
javier javier (@j3d89)
10th July 2018, 16:36
Looks like Germany is in the rainy season.. this could be the first race with rain!!
10th July 2018, 12:48
When were these tyre selection made? It seems like a big gamble for the likes of Renault taking so many Ultras when they have acknowledged that they suffer on the softer compounds and bearing in mind the temperatures we have been seeing in Western Europe over the past few weeks.
10th July 2018, 14:37
The yellow tires are commonly used a lot by all teams, it doesn’t look like a good strategy for Sainz to have only one set as he will probably want to run it in the race. They probably know what they are doing much better than I, but I would make sure my drivers have at least 3 yellows.
10th July 2018, 18:27
Renault are already yellow, maybe that does the trick for them.
11th July 2018, 8:34
Until the rules change so they have to use all three tyres in a race, we’ll keep having boring one stoppers interspersed with artificially influenced safety car periods.
11th July 2018, 13:19
Gloves are off boyeeeeee!
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