Mercedes and Ferrari differ on Austrian Grand Prix tyre choices

Formula 1 world championship rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have opted for different tyre compound choices for the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix

Mercedes and Ferrari differ on Austrian Grand Prix tyre choices

Mercedes has chosen eight sets of ultra-soft tyres for each of its drivers, while Ferrari has gone for seven apiece.

Within each of the two teams, the drivers have heading in for slightly different directions with regards selection of the softs and super-softs.

Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas have four sets of the super-softs, with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton opting for five and three respectively.

Hamilton and Raikkonen then have two sets of softs remaining, with just one batch each for Vettel and Bottas.

Force India and McLaren have chosen the most sets of the ultra-softs with 10 for each of their drivers.

Pascal Wehrlein has picked the most sets of soft tyres with three of the rubber making up his allocation of 13.

Drivers must save a set of the ultra-soft compound for Q3 and one each of the super-soft and soft.

Austrian Grand Prix tyre choices

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