Mercedes have opted for fewer soft tyres any of their rivals for next week’s race in Japan, where teams will use Pirelli’s hardest selection of tyres.
Mercedes has selected eight sets of the soft tyres, one fewer than any other team, which it has used to take an extra set of mediums compared to Ferrari and Red Bull.
Renault and Haas have opted for the largest stock of soft tyres, with 10 sets each, while Racing Point are the only team to bring more than the mandatory single set of hard tyres for both its drivers.
2019 Japanese Grand Prix tyre selections
|Driver||Team||Hard (C1)||Medium (C2)||Soft (C3)|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1||3||9|
|Alexander Albon||Red Bull||1||3||9|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||McLaren||1||3||9|
|Sergio Perez||Racing Point||2||2||9|
|Lance Stroll||Racing Point||2||2||9|
|Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1||3||9|
|Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1||3||9|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1||3||9|
|Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso||1||3||9|
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