Scuderia Ferrari, just like the majority of the Formula One teams, have loaded up on the softest available tyre for the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, which directly follows this weekend’s Spa-Francorchamps event in a back-to-back sequence.
Formula 1 racing’s official tyre supplier Pirelli will bring its Super Soft, Soft and Medium compounds to Italy, matching the selection made for China, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Britain, Hungary, Malaysia, Japan and Brazil. At the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, all drivers will take either nine or ten sets of the Super Soft rubber, two or three sets of Softs and just one – mandatory – set of Mediums.
As usual, drivers were free to pick 10 out of 13 compounds; a set of Super Softs will be kept aside for Q3, and a set of Softs and Mediums for the race (one of which must be used).
Both Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, have made the same choices regarding the tyres for the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, and will be able to use one set of Mediums, two sets of Soft and ten sets of the softest available tyre. Title rivals Mercedes have decided to go for only nine sets of the Super Soft tyres and istead have three sets of Softs available for the race which will be held on 3 September 2017 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy and will represent the thirteenth round of the 2017 Formula One season.