Hamilton and Rosberg Target Australia With Different Tire Strategies
Mercedes teammates, but friendly rivals, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have chosen different tire strategies to attempt to win the opening round of the World Championship in Adelaide, Australia.
In the new-for-2016 rules in Formula One there are three sets of dry tires to choose from, in contrast to IndyCar’s two and NASCAR’s only one. In order of their grip level they are medium (with white sidewalls), soft (yellow) and supersoft (red).
In the highly competitive world of F1, drivers get their choice on how they plan to use their Pirelli-shod cars.
Mercedes is one of only three teams where drivers will take different approaches. The startup, American-owned HaasF1, and Manor are the other two.
The Italian manufacturer provides a total of 13 sets of rubber for each race weekend.
The individual driver choices are shown below:
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