F1: Haas, Renault make radical Canada tire choice

Esteban Gutierrez, Haas and Jolyon Palmer, Renault, Spanish GP 2016, Barcelona

Haas and Renault have opted for extraordinary tire choices for the next Formula 1 grand prix in Canada.

The Montreal compound selection is the same line-up of ultra-soft, super-soft and soft offered for Monaco last weekend. With 13 sets of Pirelli tires available to all drivers, Haas and Renault have chosen to completely ignore the super-soft tire.

Instead, Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez will both have three sets of soft and 10 sets of ultra-soft, while Renault duo Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer have five and eight sets of those compounds respectively.

Every other driver from the nine remaining teams has at least two sets of super-soft to use, with Sauber pair Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr going for two soft, five super and six ultra.

Of the leading teams, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull vary only slightly. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have three soft, two super and eight ultra, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen going for three soft, three super and seven ultra.

At Red Bull, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have chosen four soft, two super and seven ultra.

DRIVER            SOFT  SUPER-SOFT  ULTRA-SOFT
Lewis Hamilton      3        2           8 
Nico Rosberg        3        2           8 
Sebastian Vettel    3        3           7 
Kimi Raikkonen      3        3           7 
Felipe Massa        3        3           7 
Valtteri Bottas     2        4           7 
Daniel Ricciardo    4        2           7 
Max Verstappen      4        2           7 
Daniil Kvyat        2        4           7 
Carlos Sainz Jr     2        4           7 
Nico Hulkenberg     4        3           6 
Sergio Perez        4        3           6 
Kevin Magnussen     5        0           8 
Jolyon Palmer       5        0           8 
Fernando Alonso     3        4           6 
Jenson Button       3        4           6 
Marcus Ericsson     2        5           6 
Felipe Nasr         2        5           6 
Pascal Wehrlein     3        4           6 
Rio Haryanto        3        4           6 
Romain Grosjean     3        0           10
Esteban Gutierrez   3        0           10

Originally on Autosport.com


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