Formula 1 racing’s official tyre supplier Pirelli has recently announced the tyre selections made by all ten Formula 1 teams for the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place at the end of the month, as Red Bull Racing and McLaren decided to take the most aggressive route.
In response to the more conservative nature of its compounds for the 2017 Formula One championship, Pirelli has opted to bring the ultra-soft tyre to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the first time. Both Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, made the same choices, and with be able to use three sets of Soft tyres, three Supersofts and seven sets of the softest compouns during the race weekend at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Formula 1 title rivals Mercedes have opted for fairly similar choices, with a slight variation between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’ soft and super-soft totals. With four sets of softs, Lewis Hamilton seems to have the most conservative tyre picks in the field.
Red Bull and McLaren have taken advantage of Pirelli’s decision, stacking up with nine sets of ultra-softs for its drivers. Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen and Stoffel Vandoorne will all head to Spa-Francorchamps with the minimum of one set of softs, as will the Williams pair of Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll, both of whom will take more super-softs than the rest of the field for the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix.