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Mercedes and Ferrari differ on tyre choices for Melbourne

Mercedes have signalled their intent by going aggressive in their tyre choices for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, while their likely rivals Ferrari and Red Bull have opted for more conservative choices for the three days in Melbourne. World Champion Lewis Hamilton has chosen nine sets of Pirelli ultrasoft compound tyres, three sets of supersofts and one set of softs, while teammate Valtteri Bottas has the same number of purple band tyres along with two sets of softs and two of supersofts. Ferrari in contrast are more conservative with only seven sets of ultrasofts for their drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, who also have three sets of softs and three sets of...
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