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Drivers make tyre selections for Hungary

The Formula One teams and drivers have made their tyre selections for the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

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 has made for some interesting tyre strategies highlighted most recently 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 final stint of the grand prix with the super-softs, something that would eventually play its part in the German losing the win.

So what have the drivers selected this week?

Well, there isn't much variation between the teams for the Hungaroring.

With the exception of Force India duo Hulkenberg and Perez along with Haas driver Gutierrez, who have selected two sets of the white medium compound, everyone else has selected one set.

Ferrari have gone for the most aggressive strategy, with Vettel and Raikkonen picking 9 sets of red super-soft accompanied by 3 sets of yellow soft tyres.

Mercedes, Sauber and Grosjean at Haas have gone for 8 sets of super-softs and 3 sets of softs. Guttierez also has 8 sets, but only has 3 sets of softs to go with his 2 sets of medium tyres.

Williams, Red Bull Racing, Renault, Toro Rosso, McLaren and Manor have all gone for 5 sets of soft and 7 sets of super-soft.

With selections like this it's unlikely tyre strategy will play its part in the outcome of the race, but with Ferrari and rivals Red Bull Racing having a slightly different selection, who knows.

To see the full list, visit formula1.com.








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