Malaysian GP

Tyre allocations split for Mercedes and Ferrari in Malaysia

Once again, the top teams of Mercedes and Ferrari have decided to split the tyre strategy for their drivers at the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Pirelli today revealing how many of each compound each driver will have next weekend.

Both Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen are on the slightly harder side, taking three sets of the hard tyre, and their respective teammates having four sets of the medium. With the tyre compounds at the opposite end of the spectrum to Singapore, and has led to more of a consensus amoungst the whole field.

Red Bull were even more conservative than Mercedes and Ferrari only taking six sets of the soft tyre, only Manor at the back of the field would match them in that choice, with Jolyon Palmer taking the most sets of the hard tyre – four in total for the Renault driver.

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