Japanese Grand Prix tyre selection reveals that Mercedes already are on a different path than Ferrari and Red Bull. McLaren is expected to produce solid results in Japan as well. It’s an interesting layer to consider when you look at tyre allocation and see their sets match Ferrari and Red Bull. Ricciardo who is known for staying out longer in his Renault takes one fewer hard compound compared to his teammate Nico Hulkenburg. This is likely reflective of the tricky corners and Ricciardo’s ability to find overtaking opportunities.
Most of the grid leans towards softer compounds but all this could get be impacted by Typhoon Hagibis in which the teams would be able to pull out the green slicks. But management of slicks then becomes a concern.
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Check out the entire grid tyre allocation for the F1 race at the Japanese Grand Prix 2019 below:
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