F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Settles on Tire Compounds for Brazil GP
Formula 1’s top teams diverged slightly in their tire selections for the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix, as the grid as a whole overwhelmingly favored softer compounds.
Ferrari has settled on 9 sets of super-softs and 3 sets of softs for drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.
Mercedes, which won the constructors’ championship at the US GP and helped Lewis Hamilton secure the drivers’ title in Mexico, has chosen 8 sets of the super-soft compound and 4 sets of the soft for both Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Red Bull Racing has split strategies between its 2 drivers, with Mexico GP winner Max Verstappen getting the same selection as Ferrari and Daniel Ricciardo’s choices in line with those made by Mercedes.
Every team other than Red Bull Racing opted for identical tyre selections for both cars.
Midfield outfits Williams and Haas were the most Bullish on supersofts, going for 10 sets of the softest compound available.
All 20 drivers will have only 1 set of the medium compound at their disposal, as nobody decided to add to the 1 mandatory set of the hardest available tire designated for the race.
Brazilian Grand Prix tire choices
|Carlos Sainz Jr||1||2||10|
|NYSE:RACE||120.27||1 November 2017||0.59||121||121.14||119.93||521,028|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Bullish (0.33)||Bullish (0.47)||Bullish (0.35)||Neutral (0.17)|