Pirelli announces tyre choices German Grand Prix

Published on 10 July 2018 by Mike Motilall

Pirelli, Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier, has announced the tyre choices the F1-teams have made for the German Grand Prix. At the eleventh Grand Prix of the season, the drivers have at their disposal the medium and soft tyres. Pirelli will also bring along the ultra-soft compound to the Hockenheim circuit. This means that they have skipped the super-soft tyre.

The drivers from the three top teams have all gone for seven sets of the ultra-softs, except Daniel Ricciardo. The Ozzie has opted to run on eight sets of the softest compound tyre. The differences are primarily in the softs and mediums. Where Bottas and Raikkonen have gone for five times the soft compound, Hamilton, Vettel and Verstappen are all going for an extra set of the mediums.

Renault has once again gone for the more aggressive approach. Both Carlos Sainz as Nico Hülkenberg have gone all in with the ultra-softs, they will be running on no less than ten times the purple striped rubbers.

Tyre selection 2018 German GP:

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