Pirelli Releases Tire Selections for Bahrain
Formula One and Pirelli have released the tire choices made by teams for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
This year marks the fourth straight season that Pirelli has offered three compounds for each event. As the same with previous years, 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, 14 of the 20 teams, will have just one set of the hardest tire available including Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly is among the other six with two sets.
When it comes to the softest compound, 11 of the 20 teams elected for nine sets, including Hamilton and Bottas. In trade, Gasly will only have eight sets.
A complete breakdown of the choices can be viewed below.
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