Identical tyre strategies for Title contenders

Date published: November 16 2016

Ahead of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have chosen the exact same tyre strategy.

As expected, the ultrasoft compound was the preferred choice by the paddock, with Nico Hulkenberg being the most aggressive, selecting eight sets.

With the Drivers’ Championship on the line, Rosberg and Hamilton both chose seven sets of ultrasofts each, with Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen going on the exact same strategy as the Mercedes pair.

Red Bull have differed from their rivals, as duo Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo have selected two sets of supersofts and five sets of softs each.