Front runners Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull differ in tyre choices
F1’s leading trio of front runners have all opted for different tyre allocation for the next week’s Singapore Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Alex Albon are stocking up for the most sets of the softest tyres available. They will each be running with 10 sets of the soft compound tyre.
Red Bull, however, has also taken two sets of hard compound per driver, which they might use during practice and just a single set of the mediums.
Ferrari have gone with three sets of mediums and nine sets of C5 along with a single mandatory set of hard tyres for each of its drivers.
Mercedes have opted for two sets of the white hard tyres which leaves them with fewer sets of red soft, selecting eight for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The Silver Arrows have remained constant in their choice and went with the same combination of tyres as in Monza.
Williams meanwhile opted for a more conservative approach, choosing the fewest soft tyres of all the teams, selecting seven sets for George Russell and Robert Kubica.
Here is a full allocation of each team’s tyre choice for forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix.