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Top teams split again over Silverstone tyre choices

28 Jun 2016

Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull have once more opted for different tyre allocations for the same race weekend, after Pirelli revealed the selections for this year's 2016 Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

The top teams on this year's grid have often made different selections this season, and the Silverstone event has proved no exception, with notable differences in the number of each compound - the soft, medium and hard - chosen by each team.

Mercedes, for example, have opted for just one set of hards each, alongside five sets of mediums and seven sets of softs - a combination echoed by Williams, Renault, McLaren and Manor.

Ferrari, however, have chosen to take two sets of hards, alongside three sets of mediums and eight sets of softs - while Red Bull have decided upon two sets of hards, four sets of mediums and seven sets of softs.

Haas, meanwhile, are the only team to opt for different strategies between their drivers - Romain Grosjean will be able to make use of two sets of hards and four sets of mediums, while Esteban Gutierrez has just one set of hards, but five sets of mediums.

Under the new-for-2016 rules, teams must have a set of hards and a set of mediums available for the race, and must use at least one of them.