Rosberg and Hamilton make identical tyre choices for F1 season finale

Formula 1 championship rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have made identical tyre selections for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Rosberg and Hamilton make identical tyre choices for F1 season finale

Rosberg heads into the season finale with a 12-point lead over Hamilton, meaning he can seal the 2016 crown with third place even if Hamilton wins at Yas Marina.

The Mercedes team-mates will contest the weekend on an equal footing in terms of tyre selection, both choosing four sets of softs, two super-softs and seven ultra-softs to fill their allocation.

Of their likely rivals for the weekend, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have chosen an extra set of softs and only six ultra-softs, while Ferrari team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have split their approach.

Raikkonen has gone for the same selection as Mercedes, while Vettel will take five sets of softs and only one set of the super-soft tyres.

Only Williams's Felipe Massa and McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have joined Vettel in choosing just one set of the red-marked compound.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre choices

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