Leading F1 teams differ on Singapore tyre choices
Formula 1’s leading teams have all adopted slightly different approaches regarding tyre compound choices for next weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Pirelli has nominated its three softest compounds – the C3s, C4s and C5s – in order to deal with the 23-turn Marina Bay Street Circuit, where tyre wear is often high across the 61-lap event.
As per usual Pirelli mandates a set of each compound for every driver, after which they are allowed free choice for their remaining 10 batches.
Mercedes has adopted the most conservative approach, with eight sets of Softs, three Mediums, and two Hards.
Ferrari will have nine sets of Softs, three Mediums, and just one batch of Hards, while Red Bull’s duo will be in receipt of 10 sets of the red-banded rubber.
Renault and Racing Point have joined Red Bull in selecting 10 sets of Soft tyres while at the other end of the spectrum Williams has chosen only seven batches of the softest compound.
Robert Kubica will have five sets of Medium tyres available, compared to the one set of yellow-banded rubber that five of his rivals will have in their locker for the course of the weekend.