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Rosberg, Hamilton take identical tyre selections to title showdown

15 Nov 2016

Pirelli have revealed the individual tyre selections for each driver ahead of next weekend's championship finale, the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Mercedes’ title contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton making identical choices for the Yas Marina race.

The purple-marked ultrasoft compound is the preferred tyre of every driver, with the red-marked supersoft and yellow-marked soft also available. For their 13-set selection, Rosberg and Hamilton have opted for seven ultrasoft, two supersoft and four soft.

The team making the most conservative selection is Red Bull, with both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen going for six sets of ultrasoft, two of supersoft, and five of the most durable - but slowest - soft compound.


The selections in full: