Drivers lean towards Supersoft tyres for Azerbaijan GP
Formula 1 drivers have loaded up on Supersoft tyres for next weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit.
Sole tyre supplier Pirelli has nominated the Supersoft (red), Soft (yellow) and Medium (white) compounds for the sport’s second visit to the six-kilometre street circuit.
Title rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have mirrored each other, with both of their respective drivers selecting eight sets of Supersofts, four Softs and just one batch of Mediums.
McLaren has taken the most aggressive approach, choosing 10 sets of Supersofts from the 13 sets permitted for each driver.
As per the trend for 2017, the hardest available compound, in this instance the Medium tyre, has been all-but-abandoned, with only the Red Bull drivers, Felipe Massa and Marcus Ericsson selecting two sets of the white-banded rubber.