Ferrari more aggressive than Mercedes with British GP tyre choices

Ferrari has opted for a more aggressive tyre strategy than Formula 1 championship rival Mercedes for next week's British Grand Prix

Ferrari more aggressive than Mercedes with British GP tyre choices

While Ferrari has chosen a total of nine sets of super-soft tyres for both its drivers for the Silverstone race, the Mercedes duo will have only six sets of the softest compound at their disposal.

Instead, Lewis Hamilton will have three more sets of softs than title rival Sebastian Vettel.

All the leading drivers except Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas will have just a single set of medium tyres, the Finn choosing two sets of the hardest compound available for the weekend.

Force India duo Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon, as well as Haas driver Romain Grosjean, have also opted for two sets of mediums.

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, are the only three drivers to have picked 10 sets of super-softs for the Silverstone event.

British Grand Prix tyre choices

Driver Team Medium Soft Super-soft
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1 6 6
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 2 5 6
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1 4 8
Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1 4 8
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1 3 9
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1 3 9
Sergio Perez Force India 2 4 7
Esteban Ocon Force India 2 4 7
Felipe Massa Williams 1 5 7
Lance Stroll Williams 1 5 7
Fernando Alonso McLaren 1 2 10
Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1 2 10
Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1 2 10
Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1 3 9
Romain Grosjean Haas 2 4 7
Kevin Magnussen Haas 1 5 7
Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1 4 8
Jolyon Palmer Renault 1 4 8
Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1 5 7
Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1 5 7


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