Pirelli Releases Tire Selections for Belgium
Formula One and Pirelli have released the tire choices made by teams for the Belgian Grand Prix.
This year marks the third straight season that Pirelli has offered three compounds for each event. As the same with 2016 and 2017, teams are required to use two of the three compounds during the event, with a total allotment of 13 sets over the weekend.
The choices must be submitted 14 weeks in advance for long-haul events, and eight weeks in advance of European races. The deadline for decisions was implemented to reduce transport costs. If a team does not give their choices to the FIA before the deadline, the FIA will choose which tires the team can use.
The majority of the field will have one or two sets of the hardest tire available, with Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas the only two with three sets.
When it comes to the softest compound, 11 of the 20 teams elected for eight sets including Daniel Riccardo, with Hamilton and Vettel choosing six and seven, respectively.
A complete breakdown of the choices can be viewed below.
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