Pirelli reveals teams’ tire choices for Australian GP

Tire choice by driver
Tire choice by driver

Formula 1 tire supplier Pirelli has revealed the tire compound selections which drivers have made for next weekend's Australian Grand Prix, under revised 2016 regulations.

For 2016, each driver will receive 13 dry-weather sets per Grand Prix, with Pirelli choosing two sets for the race (only one of which must be used), and a set of the softest compound, only for use in Q3.

Drivers are free to select any combination of the chosen compounds for the other 10 sets.

Most drivers within the same team have made the same choices, though Lewis Hamilton has opted to take six sets of Soft tires compared to the five selected by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, with the latter having an extra set of Medium tires available.

Ferrari, Williams, Red Bull, Renault, Force India, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Manor drivers have made the same selections as their respective team-mates.

Most drivers have opted for only one or two sets of Medium tires, but both Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto will have four sets of the compound available for their Grand Prix debuts.

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