Rosberg and Hamilton select same tyres for Abu Dhabi GP
2016 Formula 1 drivers’ title contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have opted for the same tyre compound nominations for this year’s final race in Abu Dhabi.
Rosberg has a 12-point lead ahead of the last round at the Yas Marina Circuit, following Hamilton’s victory at the chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix.
Both drivers will have four soft Pirelli tyres available in Abu Dhabi, going for two sets of super-softs and seven sets of the ultra-soft compound.
Ferrari’s drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel have gone slightly different with their tyres, the former going for one extra set of super-softs, with Vettel having an extra set of softs.
Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have gone for the same tyre nominations too, with an extra set of softs and one less set of ultra-softs each compared to the Mercedes duo.
Few risks have been taken by teams for the final race. Nico Hulkenberg has the most ultra-softs with eight sets, with the Sauber duo picking four super-softs (the highest number for that compound) and several drivers picking five sets of softs.
Full compound picks: