There’s a good bit of variety contained within the Chinese Grand Prix tire selections, revealed on Tuesday by Pirelli.
Three teams have opted to split their strategies, notably Mercedes AMG Petronas. Lewis Hamilton has split his medium and soft compounds to four sets each. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, has opted for three mediums and five softs.
Williams has also gone with an interesting tire strategy for both its drivers. Both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will have seven sets of supersofts, while Bottas is splitting his medium and soft sets two-four, and Massa is going with only one medium set to five softs.
Haas F1 Team is also looking to continue its tire selection success it had in Bahrain, with both Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez having seven sets of supersofts. Grosjean will have one medium to five softs and Gutierrez two medium to four soft sets.
Of note, Fernando Alonso’s name is listed at McLaren, even though the two-time World Champion has yet to be officially declared fit to race after missing the Bahrain Grand Prix.