Pirelli confirms drivers' tyre choices for Abu Dhabi GP
Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed the compound selections made by drivers for next weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Pirelli has selected the three softest compounds from its range – the C3s, C4s and C5s – for the finale at the Yas Marina Circuit.
As usual each driver is permitted 13 sets of tyres for the course of the weekend and are allowed free choice of nominated compound for 10 of those sets.
Teams have been relatively aligned for the twilight race, with Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Williams selecting nine sets of Softs, and all of their opponents opting for eight sets.
The Hard tyre has been largely abandoned, with half of the 20 drivers having only one set of the white-banded compound – the one mandated by Pirelli.
A one-stop strategy is typically favoured by teams for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.