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Canadian GP Tyre Choices

The Hypersoft tyres will make their debut at Canada this weekend at a race that usually delivers on action and excitement. Montreal is also famously known for being an engine breaker and brakes are pushed to their limits here too.

Should be an interesting race. The teams have made their tyre selections but Mercedes have been very conservative with the Hypersofts which I think is sensible as I do not see those tyres lasting long on this track.

Tyre selection of the main teams below;

SS - Supersoft
US - Ultra Soft
HS - Hypersoft

Mercedes
Hamilton - 3 SS, 5US, 5HS
Bottas - 3 SS, 5US, 5HS

Ferrari
Vettel - 2 SS, 3US, 8HS
Kimi - 2 SS, 3US, 8HS

RedBull
Vettel - 2 SS, 3US, 8HS
Kimi - 2 SS, 3US, 8HS

The teams will also bring new engine upgrades to this race with Ricciardo likely to face penalties according to Newey for engine part changes.

Hamilton as I understand it, was using the engine he used in Australia and love Mercedes or hate them, you have to applaud their engineering skills.

FP1, FP2 and FP3 will be interesting to see how long the HS tyres last.

Mercedes would probably qualify on the Ultras as well as Ferrari but if the HS do not survive, Mercedes have played a blinder then as they will have more options available to them.

Should be a cracking race. Pole time will be obliterated as well, so if you are playing the F1 game on ZDKF1, take that into account for your Pole Prediction time.

Weather forecast is dry with a high of 21 degrees all weekend.

Should be a fascinating race

posted on 5/6/18

posted on 5/6/18

Doesn't the Mercedes though work better on the harder tyre?
I though the HS tyres were only to be used in Monaco?
Hopefully, Mercedes have called this right.

posted on 6/6/18

The Mercedes works better on the harder tyres but it is not particularly fond of the Super Softs. Should be an interesting race.

Think Mercedes have given themselves more options as I doubt the HS can do more than 10 laps under the type of speed differential and braking forces at Montreal

posted on 6/6/18

Why the shift then to ever softer tyres I wonder?
Is it to encourage more pit stops?

posted on 8/6/18

Think that's the plan to be honest

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