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Pirelli reveal driver tyre choices for Bahrain

22 Mar 2016

Pirelli have revealed the tyres that each driver has selected for the second round of the season in Bahrain.

Under the revised 2016 regulations, drivers can make their selections from three dry tyre compounds, which for the Sakhir weekend are the white-marked medium, the yellow-marked soft, and the red-marked supersoft - the same options which were available for Australia.

Interesting to note is the different strategies chosen by the frontrunners. Mercedes have allocated Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg just one set of mediums, while arch rivals Ferrari - and most other teams - have been more conservative and given Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen three sets of the hardest rubber.

The only other men to opt for a single set of mediums are Renault's Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen and Haas's Esteban Gutierrez.

The individual driver choices are shown below:

Driver Team Medium Soft Supersoft
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1 6 6
Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1 6 6
Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 3 4 6
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 3 4 6
Valtteri Bottas Williams 3 3 7
Felipe Massa Williams 3 3 7
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 2 5 6
Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 2 5 6
Nico Hulkenberg Force India 2 5 6
Sergio Perez Force India 2 5 6
Kevin Magnussen Renault 1 5 7
Jolyon Palmer Renault 1 5 7
Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1 7 5
Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 2 6 5
Fernando Alonso McLaren 3 4 6
Jenson Button McLaren 3 4 6
Marcus Ericsson Sauber 3 5 5
Felipe Nasr Sauber 4 4 5
Pascal Wehrlein Manor 4 5 4
Rio Haryanto Manor 4 5 4
Romain Grosjean Haas 2 4 7
Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1 5 7