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Drivers make their selections for Silverstone

All eyes are on what tyres the drivers have selected for the 2016 British Grand Prix.

The new three compound tyre regulations from Formula One and Pirelli have worked brilliantly this season.

The drivers and teams have to secretly make their selections weeks in advance and are then locked in with their selections, this makes for some interesting tyre strategies highlighted at the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both opted for two-stop strategies at the Red Bull Ring, after starting the race on old ultra-soft tyres, the optimum strategy was to then run with two sets of the yellow soft tyres for the remainder of the race.

But whilst Hamilton had selected two sets of the soft compound, Rosberg had not and was forced to run the remainder of the grand prix with the super-softs, something that would eventually play its part in the German losing the win.

So what has everyone selected for Silverstone?

Unfortunately both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have gone for the same selections on this occasion, both opting for 1 set of the orange hard tyre, 5 sets of the white medium tyre and 7 of the yellow soft tyre.

That combination has been matched by Massa and Bottas at Williams, Magnussen and Palmer at Renault, Alonso and Button at McLaren, Wehrlein and Haryanto at Manor and Gutierrez at Haas.

Ferrari duo Vettel and Raikkonen have opted for 2 sets of hard, 3 sets of medium and 8 sets of soft, as have Toro Rosso pair Sainz and Kvyat.

Red Bull Racing's Ricciardo and Verstappen and Haas' Grosjean have gone for 1 set less of the softs and 1 set more of the medium's in comparison to Ferrari and Toro Rosso.

Force India are the only team to have gone for 3 sets of the hard tyre, complimented by 4 sets of medium and 6 sets of soft, whilst Sauber are the only team to have selected 9 sets of the soft alongside 3 mediums and 1 hard set.

For all selections, visit formula1.com.








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