Red Bull drivers have gone aggressive with their tyre choices for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, a week after this weekend’s Round 15 in Malaysia.
Both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have opted for nine sets of Pirelli red band supersoft tyres, three sets of the softs and a set each of the mediums.
World Championship title contenders Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) have chosen exact same tyres for the three days, each selecting seven sets of supersofts, five sets of the softs and a set of mediums.
Their respective teammates Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen have also mimicked one another as they will each have seven sets of supersofts, four softs and two sets of the mediums.
Most aggressive with their tyre choices for Suzuka are McLaren whose, drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, will take ten sets of supersofts, two sets of softs and a set of mediums to Honda’s home race.