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Mercedes go conservative with Belgian tyre selection

05 Aug 2016

Championship leaders Mercedes will have the fewest sets of supersoft tyres available to them of any team at the upcoming 2016 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, with the Silver Arrows having instead opted for what looks like a more conservative selection.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will have just four sets of the red-marked rubber available to them at Spa-Francorchamps, while chief rivals Red Bull and Ferrari have opted to give their drivers six and seven sets of softest compound respectively.

Mercedes are also one of only two teams - the other being Haas - to have differing tyre selections for each of their drivers, with Hamilton having six sets of softs to Rosberg’s five, but the German having one more set of the medium compound rubber.