Drivers have overwhelmingly preferred the super-soft compound in their tyre selections for Formula One’s first race in Baku next week.
With the ultra-soft tyre not available for F1’s debut at the Baku City Circuit, most drivers will take seven or eight sets of the next-softest rubber for the European Grand Prix.
All drivers must have one set of medium and one set of soft tyres available for the race, but many have only selected a single set of the harder medium compound.
Nico Rosberg is one of those two choose two sets of mediums, in a departure from his team mate. Lewis Hamilton along with Esteban Gutierrez plus both Red Bull, Renault and Toro Rosso drivers have opted for the most aggressive selection including eight sets of super-softs and just one set of mediums.
|Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull|
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull|
|Nico Hulkenberg||Force India|
|Sergio Perez||Force India|
|Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso|
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso|
2016 European Grand Prix
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