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Mercedes and Ferrari take balanced approach to Japan tyres

The FIA has revealed the choice of tyres made by each of the ten teams on the grid for the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on October 8. Teams get 13 sets of dry tyres for the race. Everyone gets one set each of the three compounds offered by Pirelli for the event. After that it's up to each driver and their engineers to decide the distribution. The three options available for Japan are medium, soft and supersoft. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel have gone for identical allocations. They'll have seven sets of supersofts, five of soft tyres, and the mandatory single set of white-walled medium tyres. Their respective team mates Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen...
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