Melbourne Tyre Strategies: 2018 Formula 1 Season
For many of us, the winter-break seemed like it was never-ending however we’re now less than 2 weeks away from the opening race of the 2018 Formula 1 season – The Australian Grand Prix.
Here, you can see what the teams have selected as their Melbourne Tyre Strategy ahead of the race.
The main title rivals (at the moment) – Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have chosen different strategies with Mercedes looking like it’s the most aggressive out of the three.
McLaren and Williams are two other teams who have also chosen an aggressive approach for the opening race, choosing 9 sets of the Ultrasfot tyres for their drivers too.
In pre-season testing (check out this article) both the Mercedes drivers mentioned that they suffered with blistering on the softer compounds.
Hamilton, Sirotkin and Grosjean have 1 set of the soft compound which is the ‘hardest’ tyre available for the race weekend.
There’s not long to go now until the first race and as always, pre-season testing is just a glimpse of what the teams have to offer – so much work goes on behind the scenes and in two weeks, a lot can change.