Ferrari has opted for an aggressive tyre selection for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka next month, taking an additional three sets of Supersofts than Formula 1 title rival Mercedes.

F1 tyre supplier Pirelli confirmed each driver’s tyre picks for the race at Suzuka on October 7, with Ferrari leading the way with 10 sets of Supersofts.



Drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will each have only one set of Mediums and two sets of Softs to get through the race weekend, with one of each set reserved for the race.

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have both opted for seven sets of Supersofts, four sets of Softs and two sets of Mediums, while Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have opted for split allocations.

The most conservative tyre selection comes courtesy of McLaren, who will take just four sets of Supersofts each for Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne. Both will have five sets of Softs and four sets of Mediums also available as the team angles for a one-stop strategy in the race.


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