The 2017 Monaco Grand Prix was the second successive race weekend running in which the Formula One teams basically ignored the hardest tyre compound available, not at all surprisingly given the track characteristics of the Circuit de Moanco.
Now the focus shifts to the Canadian Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place next week at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec. With the ultrasoft, supersoft and softs available for the seventh round of the 2017 Formula 1 season, the two Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, have already made their attacking intentions very clear, each taking just one set of the yellow banded rubber. The same choice has been made by Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean and the Red Bull and Williams duos.
As far as the softest compound is concerned, McLaren is placing all its bets on the ultrasofts, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne each taking ten sets. The Maranello team is only slightly less aggressive ahead of the next race, as Monaco race winner Sebastian Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen both decided to have nine sets available for the Grand Prix in Canada. Red Bull Racing leads the way in terms of the supersofts, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen both opting for five sets of the red-banded rubber. Mercedes sees a difference of opinion over the softer compounds with Lewis Hamilton taking four sets of supersofts and one soft, while teammate Valtteri Bottas takes three and two respectively.