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Ultras the order of the day in Monaco

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17/05/2016

Next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix not only sees the first (racing) appearance of Pirelli's new Ultrasoft compound, it is clearly the go-to tyre for a number of drivers.

The Mercedes and Red Bull duos have both opted for the maximum ten sets, as has Kevin Magnussen at Renault, whilst the Ferrari and Haas duos, along with Jolyon Palmer, have gone for nine sets.

Williams, Force India, Toro Rosso and McLaren, on the other hand have opted for just seven sets, the Woking team, along with Manor, opting for five sets of supersofts.

The ultras, which were debuted in pre-season testing, were in use again at Barcelona today, Grosjean posting his best time of the day - the third overall - on the purple banded tyres.

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