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F1 Singapore GP: Mercedes and Ferrari differ on Singapore tyre selections

Ferrari opts for a more aggressive ultra-soft compound tyre strategy for the Singapore Grand Prix as it looks to repeat its 2015 dominance.
Ferrari has opted for an aggressive tyre strategy for the Singapore Grand Prix with a focus on ultra-soft rubber as it looks to repeat its win from last year.

On a weekend that saw Mercedes unusually struggle, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel romped to victory in the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix from Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen.

It is a result the Scuderia is keen to repeat with an eye-catching strategy of choosing nine sets of ultra-soft tyres, while Vettel will differ from Raikkonen with its two super-softs and two soft compound tyres, compared with his team-mate's three red, one yellow.

Mercedes, meanwhile, have favoured seven sets of ultra-softs each for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg with minor differentials in super soft (3 for Hamilton, 2 for Rosberg) and soft compounds (3 for Hamilton, 4 for Rosberg).

Elsewhere, Red Bull has followed Mercedes' lead with seven ultra-soft compounds, while Haas and Marcus Ericsson have mirrored Ferrari with nine sets.

Force India, meanwhile, have opted for four soft compound sets to just six ultra-soft compounds.





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