Pirelli announces tyre choices Austrian Grand Prix

Published on 19 June 2018 by Mike Motilall

Pirelli, Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier, has announced the tyre choices the F1-teams have made for the Austrian Grand Prix. On the Red Bull Ring, the drivers have at their disposal the soft, super-soft and ultra-soft compound tyres.

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have both opted to run on two sets of the softs, three sets of the super-softs and eight sets of the ultra-softs for the race weekend at Spielberg. Mercedes has also gone for the same strategy albeit that Valtteri Bottas has swapped a set of the softs for an extra set of the red stripped tyre. Ferrari has taken a more aggressive approach, they will be running on nine sets of the ultra-softs.

Just like for the French Grand Prix, Williams has gone for no less than ten sets of the ultra-soft compound tyre. Renault has taken the same course as the British team. From all the teams, Haas is the only one to have chosen the least amount of ultra-softs. Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have both opted for seven sets of the ultra-soft compound tyre. Conversely, Grosjean is the one with the most super-softs to his name, five sets.

Tyre selection 2018 Austrian GP:

    Driver        Soft      Super-soft     Ultra-soft   
44  Hamilton	   2	        3	       8
77  Bottas	   1	        4	       8
5   Vettel	   2	        2	       9
7   Raikkonen	   1	        3	       9
3   Ricciardo	   2	        3	       8
33  Verstappen	   2	        3	       8
11  Perez	   2	        2	       9
31  Ocon	   2	        2	       9
18  Stroll	   2	        1	       10
35  Sirotkin	   1	        2	       10
55  Sainz          2            1              10
27  Hülkenberg	   1	        2	       10
10  Gasly	   1	        4	       8
28  Hartley	   1	        4	       8
8   Grosjean	   1	        5	       7
20  Magnussen      2	        4	       7
14  Alonso         3            2              8
2   Vandoorne	   3	        2	       8
9   Ericsson	   2            2	       9
16  Leclerc	   3            1	       9