Super-soft tyre set to dominate Russian GP

Wednesday 20th April, 2016 - 11:48am


The super-soft tyre is the rubber of choice for the Russian Grand Prix

The super-soft tyre is the rubber of choice for the Russian Grand Prix

Teams are set for a heavy dependency on super-soft rubber at the Russian Grand Prix following Pirelli’s release of the tyre selections.

Pirelli has once again made the medium, soft and super-soft compounds available for the visit to the Sochi Autodrome (April 30-May 1), with latter the tyre of choice.

For the first time this season all team-mates will run with the same tyre selections.

Meanwhile, the top operations Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have elected for vastly different strategies.

Mercedes has opted for eight sets of super-softs, four sets of softs and a solitary set of mediums for Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, while Ferrari has chosen an even split of six sets between the soft and super-soft compounds.

Red Bull along with Haas F1 have selected the most radical of strategies with 10 sets of super-soft tyres.

All the teams except Manor have plumped for one set of medium compound tyres.

Pirelli tyre selections for Russian Grand Prix

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