First free tyre choices of F1 2017 revealed
Formula 1 teams have leaned heavily towards the ultra-soft tyre for the Monaco Grand Prix as they make their own selections for the first time in 2017.
Usually, tyre supplier Pirelli mandates three of the 13 sets per driver, with teams free to make their own selection for the other 10.
But with a new tyre being used for 2017, all 13 sets for each driver have been identical and defined in the regulations for the first five races.
Pirelli is supplying the soft, super-soft and ultra-soft for the Monte Carlo street race, with all teams using the majority of their allocation for the softest rubber in the range.
That leaves each driver with only one set of the softs and one set of the super-soft.
Championship rivals Mercedes and Ferrari have slightly different strategies, with Mercedes choosing nine sets of the ultra-softs and three super-softs while Ferrari has opted for an extra set of the ultra-soft rubber.
Monaco Grand Prix tyre choices