Pirelli have released the tires compound selection and set quantities for each driver for the Australian Grand Prix. This colorful graphic show that each team have made their selection, per driver, on how many sets of which compound they will bring.
If I am honest, this is a bit confusing as of now but hopefully it will start to reveal patterns and logic over the course of the season when. I am, admittedly, a bit of a dullard when it comes to finding the mental discipline of running tactical and strategic scenarios virtually in my head and trying to determine which lap Bottas might use that 7th set of Super Soft tires and gain him an advantage over Lewis Hamilton who only has six sets and how that will impact the race.
I’m sure tacticians for each team have ran the numbers and determined when they will be used etc but as a fan at home, I am completely in the dark as to what all this means.
If I’m the only human F1 fan that looks at this chart and thinks, “how the heck are they going to convey the tactical importance of this in a live broadcast” then sue me and call me an idiot, I’m fine with that label because as of now, I’ll be damed if I can make a lot of the chart or tactical impact.