Mercedes will take more sets of the softest available tyres to next week’s Canadian Grand Prix than rivals Ferrari.
However Mercedes has also selected one extra set of the hard tyres for Valtteri Bottas. Ferrari, last year’s winners at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, have chosen more medium compound tyres than any of their rivals, opting for five sets of the C4s each for Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
McLaren, Racing Point and Alfa Romeo have been the most aggressive with their tyre selections, bring nine sets of the soft tyres for each of their drivers.
2019 Canadian Grand Prix tyre selections
|Driver||Team||Hard (C3)||Medium (C4)||Soft (C5)|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull||2||4||7|
|Pierre Gasly||Red Bull||2||4||7|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||McLaren||2||2||9|
|Sergio Perez||Racing Point||2||2||9|
|Lance Stroll||Racing Point||2||2||9|
|Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1||3||9|
|Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||2||2||9|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1||4||8|
|Alexander Albon||Toro Rosso||1||4||8|
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4 comments on “Mercedes favour softer tyres for Canadian Grand Prix”
Panagiotis Papatheodorou (@panagiotism-papatheodorou)
28th May 2019, 19:45
So far I think Ferrari has a much closer race pace with the harder compounds tbh.
29th May 2019, 5:23
It all depends on weather, if its hot and dry it will play into hands of Mercs. Slightly cooler temps it will work in favour of Ferraris and if it rains(as weather reports are predicting) then it will massively play in favour of Mercs.
Mark Thomson (@melthom)
28th May 2019, 20:04
Softer compounds, harder compounds, Mercedes 100 % wins. F1 is more excitement to endure than one can handle almost, zzzz…
29th May 2019, 7:43
“Mercedes will take more sets of the softest available tyres to next week’s Canadian Grand Prix than rivals Ferrari.”
Appreciate your optimism Keith !!!
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