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Ferrari goes conservative in Melbourne tyre choice

While Mercedes, in particular, have gone aggressive for the opening race of the season, taking nine sets of the ultrasoft tyres, Ferrari and Renault are only taking seven. Though McLaren and Williams are following the world champions example, Red Bull, Force India, Toro Rosso, Haas and Sauber are all taking eight sets of the purple-banded rubber. In terms of the supersofts, Romain Grosjean and the Renault duo opt for four sets of the red-banded tyres, while at Mercedes, Williams and Sauber there is a difference of opinion as one driver opts for three sets and his teammate two. Lewis Hamilton, like Sergey Sirotkin and Grosjean, takes just one set of the softs, while the Ferrari duo and...
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