Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Baku City Circuit, 2019

Ferrari pick more soft tyres than title rivals for Spanish Grand Prix

2019 Spanish Grand Prix

Posted on

| Written by

Ferrari have chosen more of the soft compound tyres for next week’s Spanish Grand Prix than their championship rivals.

Ferrari, along with Renault and Alfa Romeo, have selected nine sets each of the softest available tyres for the race at the Circuit de Catalunya. In contrast Red Bull will take just seven sets.

Pirelli has nominated its hardest tyre selection for the race, as it previously did for the Bahrain Grand Prix. McLaren is the only team to have chosen more than three sets of the hardest available C1 tyre compound.

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

DriverTeamTyres
Lewis HamiltonMercedesSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Valtteri BottasMercedesSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Sebastian VettelFerrariSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Charles LeclercFerrariSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Max VerstappenRed BullSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Pierre GaslyRed BullSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Daniel RiccairdoRenaultSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Nico HulkenbergRenaultSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Kevin MagnussenHaasSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Romain GrosjeanHaasSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Carlos Sainz JnrMcLarenSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Lando NorrisMcLarenSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Sergio PerezRacing PointSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Lance StrollRacing PointSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Kimi RaikkonenAlfa RomeoSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Antonio GiovinazziAlfa RomeoSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Daniil KvyatToro RossoSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Alexander AlbonToro RossoSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
George RussellWilliamsSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre
Robert KubicaWilliamsSuper soft tyreSuper soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreUltra soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyreHyper soft tyre

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

2019 Spanish Grand Prix

Browse all Spanish Grand Prix articles

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here.

17 comments on “Ferrari pick more soft tyres than title rivals for Spanish Grand Prix”

  1. With the prospect (as of today) of a cool and rainy weekend these hypers might not play much role.
    And the softest compound is usually not the best choice for Spain…

    But let’s see!

    1. Ferrari always like to box themselves into a corner, just look at their tyre selection for British GP 2017 and how their race imploded towards the end.

    2. “Pirelli has nominated its hardest tyre selection for the race”

  2. Hypersoft/ultra-soft/super-soft. The latter doesn’t exist anymore, though.

  3. @keithcollantine I presume you need to update your graphics to show either the C# numbers or the S/M/H letters?

    1. Thanks! I thought it was just me that missed something!

    1. Thanks for the tweet.
      Okay, for those who are a bit confused, “SS” = C1 = Pirelli’s hardest treaded tyre = Pirelli’s “Hard tyre” for the Grand Prix, “US” = C2 = Pirelli’s second hardest treaded tyre = Pirelli’s “Medium tyre” for the Grand Prix, “HS” = C3 = Pirelli’s middle hardest treaded tyre = Pirelli’s “Soft tyre” for the Grand Pix.

  4. the thing that most intrigues me about this: who are these so called title rivals to Ferrari? as far as I can tell Ferrari aren’t even competing for anything atm?

    1. Agreed. If the selection is the same as bahrains than it would make sense for Ferrari to use more mediums as it worked pretty well there.

  5. They are competing…. for 3rd place!

    1. If Gasly comes up to speed, they very well might be!

  6. We’re still looking for a MB rival, bu can’t see anyone at the horizon..

    1. They’re just over the horizon. Be here soon.
      You can spot them with the light weight, high capacity fast charge battery pack.

  7. In related news, soft tyres confirmed to be the wrong race tyre for the Spanish GP.

    1. And Bottas in trouble as he doesnt have enough of hard tyres for the race.

  8. I wonder if all teams just had 4 sets of each compound whether it would shake up the weekend a bit?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments are moderated. See the Comment Policy and FAQ for more.
If the person you're replying to is a registered user you can notify them of your reply using '@username'.