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Pirelli and F1 Release Tire Selections for Abu Dhabi

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Formula One and Pirelli have released the tire choices made by teams for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

At the start of the season, Pirelli announced they would have three compounds available for each event this season, an increase from just two in 2015. The change also requires each team to use two of the three compounds during the event, with a total allotment of 13 sets over the weekend.

Furthermore, Pirelli announced that choices must be submitted 14 weeks in advance for long-haul events, and eight weeks in advance of European races. The deadline for decisions was implemented to reduce transport costs. If a team does not give their choices to the FIA before the deadline, the FIA will choose which tires the team can use.

Unike the majority of the season, most of the teams (nine out of 22) elected to have four sets of the hardest compound available, including manufacture leading Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Notably, each of the teams will have three to five sets of the hardest compound this weekend.

When it comes to the softest compounds, the majority, 12 of the 22 teams, elected to have seven sets of the softest compound available, including Rosberg and Hamilton.

A complete breakdown of the choices can be viewed below.




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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.