Drivers favour Ultrasoft tyre for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Formula 1 drivers have overwhelmingly favoured Pirelli’s Ultrasoft tyre compound for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.
Pirelli nominated the Ultrasoft (purple), Supersoft (red) and Soft (yellow) tyres in order to deal with the demands of Yas Marina, with the bulk of sessions taking place at twilight.
All except the Renault drivers have picked nine or 10 sets of Ultrasoft tyres from their 13-set allocation, with the Soft compound all but abandoned.
As usual, one set of the Ultrasofts must be put aside for use only in Q3, while either the Supersoft or Soft must be run for one stint of the race.