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Hamilton opts for most aggressive Australian GP tyre picks

Lewis Hamilton has selected the most aggressive Pirelli tyre options for the 2018 Formula 1 season opener in Australia with just one set of the soft compounds. The reigning F1 champion begins his title defence at Albert Park where Mercedes were roundly beaten by Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel 12 months ago to trigger the intense title battle over the opening two-thirds of the season. Hamilton has opted for just one set Pirelli’s yellow-banded soft tyres – the hardest compound option available for the Australian Grand Prix – in order to maximise his allocation with three sets of red-banded supersofts and nine sets of purple-banded ultrasofts. Pirelli’s 2018 F1 tyres are effectively...
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