Toro Rosso and Williams have made aggressive tyre selections for Abu Dhabi, choosing 10 sets of the hyper-soft tyres.
The top three team, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, have all opted for eight sets of the softest available tyre. Ferrari differs from its rivals in that it has three sets of the hardest available rubber, the super-soft, compared to its rivals’ two.
This race weekend is the final time the current naming system will be used for Pirelli’s tyres. As of the 2019 F1 season the three available tyre options will be named hard, medium and soft irrespective of which compound they are.
2018 Abu Dhabi 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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2 comments on “Drivers’ tyre choices announced for final race of 2018”
13th November 2018, 14:28
Only five drivers with a single set of the hardest compound available.
14th November 2018, 12:26
Hovering the mouse over to the Hypersoft tyre still says “Ultrasoft”.
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