Date: 19th May 2016 at 7:00am
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Pirelli’s new ultra soft compound tyre is set to make its debut at the Monaco Grand Prix.

But unlike Pirelli’s hard compound tyre at Spain, the new compound will be the preferred choice for drivers across the Monte Carlo weekend.

The new ultra-soft compound tyre will be marked with a purple stripe, selected due to Formula One’s on screen graphics highlighting a new fastest sector or lap time by text in purple.

The other two compounds available will be the red striped super-soft tyre and the yellow striped soft tyre.

With one mandatory set of each compound given to each of the 22 drivers on the Formula One grid, the remaining selections are made per driver.

The three compound race weekend has proved intriguing throughout the 2016 Formula One World Championship and once again there are significantly different selections which will lead towards differing tyre strategies come Sunday.

The Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, along with Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, Renault pair Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, Sauber’s Marcus Eriksson and Felipe Nasr, McLaren pair of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button and Haas duo Romain Grosjean and Esteban Guti√©rrez have all opted for just one set of soft tyres.

Mercedes and Red Bull have partnered them up with two sets of super-soft and ten sets of ultra-soft as has Kevin Magnussen.

But Jolyon Palmer, Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez have gone with three sets of super-soft and nine sets of ultra-soft, whilst Marcus Eriksson and Felipe Nasr have gone for four sets of super-soft and eight sets of ultra-soft and McLaren have gone with five sets of super-soft and seven sets of ultra-soft.

Ferrari, Williams and Manor Racing have gone for two sets of the soft tyre. But different combinations of super-soft and ultra-soft.

Ferrari have gone with two sets of super-soft and nine sets of ultra-soft, Williams have gone with four sets of super-soft and seven sets of ultra-soft and Manor have gone for five sets of super-soft and just six sets of the ultra-soft tyre.

Force India and Toro Rosso selected three sets of the soft tyre, three sets of the super-soft tyre and seven sets of the ultra-soft.

Who will have made their selections the best?



To see the full selections visit formula1.com.