United States GP

Wide range of tyre strategies for Austin

Many of the teams have taken a very different approach with the tyre strategies for next weekends United States Grand Prix, with disagreement amongst the top teams.

Mercedes, as we have seen so far many times this season have kept a very similar approach with both cars, although Hamilton will be taking an extra set of the Medium tyre over the soft of his teammate. They will be both taking six of the supersoft, the softest of the range on offer in Austin. Red Bull will be taking substantially more of the medium tyre, both taking four sets in place of the soft but staying with the same number of the supersoft.

Ferrari once again are doing something different, only taking one set of the medium, five of the soft and seven of the supersoft. They are not on the raciest strategy though, with Sergio Perez notably kind on his tyres taking eight sets of the supersoft.

They will of course be hoping the weather is better than last season when Friday and Saturday was a complete washout.


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