F1: Hamilton and Rosberg to differ in Baku tires

Mercedes Formula 1 teammates and title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have gone for differing tire choices for the inaugural European Grand Prix in Baku.

Pirelli has opted against using the ultra-soft tire, which has been designed for street circuits, and has instead chosen the super-soft, soft and medium. With 13 sets of tires available to all drivers, Hamilton has gone for just one set of mediums and four sets of softs while Rosberg has an extra set of mediums and three softs. Both have gone for eight sets of the super-soft, as have the Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso and Haas drivers.

Ferrari and Williams have chosen seven sets of the super-soft with Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa selecting five softs and one medium. The other Williams driver, Valtteri Bottas has gone for an extra set of mediums and one fewer soft.

Sauber has gone for the least super-softs, with Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr choosing just six sets each.

No team has taken more than two sets of mediums, with soft choices ranging from between three and six sets.


Originally on Autosport.com

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