Pirelli reveals tyre choices for Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

Pirelli has announced the tyre choices made by the 22 Formula 1 drivers for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Pirelli reveals tyre choices for Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

As Pirelli racing director Mario Isola expected, a variety of options have been declared, not least by Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

How F1's 2016 tyre rules work

With 13 sets of dry-weather tyres available over a race weekend, drivers now have three compounds to choose from, rather than in the previous seasons when two were selected by Pirelli.

It means there is scope for differing selections not just across all 11 teams, but also within each team, as highlighted by Hamilton and Rosberg.

Of the medium, soft and super-soft compounds to be used for the race around Albert Park in Melbourne, Hamilton has opted for one set of medium, six sets of soft and six super-soft, while Rosberg has opted for one additional set of medium and one less soft.

Only at two other teams - Sauber and Haas - have the drivers within each chosen a different line-up of tyres.

Williams, Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Haas have gone with seven sets of the super-soft, while Mercedes and Ferrari have gone for six, underlining there will be different strategies at work over the course of the weekend.

The most unusual choice of tyres has come from Manor who have gone with four sets of medium, two more than any other team, four sets of soft, and five super-soft, one less than any other team.

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