Formula 1 teams' Brazilian Grand Prix tyre choices announced

Pirelli has announced Formula 1 teams' tyre choices for next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, with the supersoft compound favoured

Formula 1 teams' Brazilian Grand Prix tyre choices announced

Pirelli has nominated the red supersoft, yellow soft and white medium compounds in order to cope with the demands of the Interlagos venue.

Under F1 regulations each driver is allocated 13 sets of tyres per GP weekend, from which they can choose from the three nominated compounds for 10 of those sets.

The Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull drivers will all have nine sets of supersoft tyres available, aside from Kimi Raikkonen - who has selected eight.

Most of the other teams on the grid have taken a similar stance, choosing eight or nine sets of supersofts, aside from outlier McLaren on seven.

The medium tyre has been all but abandoned, with over half of the grid having just the set mandated by sole supplier Pirelli.

Either the soft or medium compound must be run for one stint of the GP, should dry conditions prevail, while one batch of supersofts must be set aside for use only in Q3.

Brazilian Grand Prix tyre choices

Driver Team Medium Soft Supersoft
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1 3 9
Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 2 2 9
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1 3 9
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 2 3 8
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1 3 9
Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1 3 9
Sergio Perez Force India 1 4 8
Esteban Ocon Force India 1 4 8
Lance Stroll Williams 2 2 9
Sergey Sirotkin Williams 1 3 9
Nico Hulkenberg Renault 2 3 8
Carlos Sainz Jr Renault 1 4 8
Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 2 3 8
Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 1 4 8
Romain Grosjean Haas 1 3 9
Kevin Magnussen Haas 2 2 9
Fernando Alonso McLaren 2 4 7
Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 2 4 7
Marcus Ericsson Sauber 2 2 9
Charles Leclerc Sauber 1 3 9


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