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Mercedes take fewest soft tyres for Hungary

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Mercedes has made the most conservative tyre selection of all the teams for next weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

The world champions have selected eight sets of the soft tyre, fewer than any of their rivals.

Ferrari and Red Bull have chosen nine sets of the C4 compound rubber. Renault, Alfa Romeo and Toro Rosso have gone even further and will have 10 sets for each of their drivers.

Most of the teams have chosen an extra set of the hard tyres for at least one of their drivers. However Racing Point will have two each for Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll, while McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris will only have the single mandatory set each.

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2019 Hungarian Grand Prix tyre selections

DriverTeamHard (C2)Medium (C3)Soft (C4)
Lewis HamiltonMercedes238
Valtteri BottasMercedes148
Sebastian VettelFerrari229
Charles LeclercFerrari139
Max VerstappenRed Bull139
Pierre GaslyRed Bull139
Daniel RiccairdoRenault2110
Nico HulkenbergRenault1210
Kevin MagnussenHaas229
Romain GrosjeanHaas139
Carlos Sainz JnrMcLaren139
Lando NorrisMcLaren139
Sergio PerezRacing Point229
Lance StrollRacing Point229
Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo2110
Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1210
Daniil KvyatToro Rosso1210
Alexander AlbonToro Rosso2110
George RussellWilliams139
Robert KubicaWilliams229

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One comment on “Mercedes take fewest soft tyres for Hungary”

  1. And these choices, of course, were made at least eight weeks in advance, so no way to take into account the weather, for example, how it could be like for the weekend, which at present, looks like it could be a bit similar to the Austrian GP weekend temperature-wise.

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