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Ultrasofts the tyre of choice for Singapore

06 Sep 2016

F1 tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed the compound allocations selected by teams for the forthcoming 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, with their ultrasoft rubber very much the preferred option.

With the purple-marked ultrasoft, red-marked supersoft and yellow-marked soft compounds available for the floodlit street race, most teams have chosen ultras for between seven and nine of their 13 sets of tyres for the weekend.

Most aggressive on strategy have been Ferrari and Haas, with all their drivers - along with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson - going for nine sets of the quickest, least durable compound.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, most conservative in their selections are Force India and Manor, with all their cars having six sets of ultrasofts at their disposal.