Ferrari max out Ultrasoft tyres for Singapore Grand Prix


Ultrasoft tyres make their first appearance in Singapore this weekend - Credit: Pirelli & C. S.p.A

Scuderia Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will have the maximum number possible of the Ultrasoft compound of Pirelli tyre for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

The German and Finn will both have nine of the purple-banded tyre, which is the softest tyre available and which will be making it’s first appearance at the Marina Bay circuit.

Whereas they both have nine Ultrasoft’s, the duo do differ on their choices of the remaining tyres, with Vettel going for two Soft compound sets and two Supersoft, while Raikkonen has one Soft and three Supersofts.

Three other drivers on the grid have also gone with nine Ultrasofts, with Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson and HaasEsteban Gutierrez making the same selection as Raikkonen, while the second Haas of Romain Grosjean has gone the same way as Vettel.

Both Williams Martini Racing drivers, both McLaren-Honda drivers, both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers and the second Sauber of Felipe Nasr have all gone for eight Ultrasofts, while the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS, Red Bull Racing and the Renault F1 Sport teams have all gone for seven sets.

Sahara Force India and Manor Racing have both selected six sets, with Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez, along with Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, going with four sets of Softs, the most of anyone in the field.

Championship protagonists Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have gone different ways with tyre selections, with the German taking only two sets of Supersoft alongside his four Softs, while the Briton has three sets of both compounds.

Tyre choices for Singapore - Credit: Pirelli & C. S.p.A
Tyre choices for Singapore – Credit: Pirelli & C. S.p.A