Force India's Green sees potential advantage in starting on ultras

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Force India tech boss Andy Green believes that going against the trend and starting Sunday's Monaco GP on Pirelli's ultrasoft tyre could yield a big advantage.

Teams stocked up on the faster, pink-rimmed hypersoft compound which is used for the very first time this weekend.

The consensus among the teams calls for a one-stop strategy, with a likely first long run on the hypersoft before a switch over to the purple ultrasoft.

But Green believes that those among the top-ten who take the risk of reversing that order could see a big advantage come there way at the end of the day.

"The hypersoft seemed quite aggressive," says Green.

"It is almost a proper qualifying tyre which should be good for the show.

"Everyone will try to do one stop – some of the bigger teams will look to try to qualify on something other than the hyper, which may be they have the margin to do.

"It is a risky strategy around here. But if they can qualify on the ultrasoft it would be a big advantage to be able to do that.

"The strategy outside the top ten is a bit trickier, but it might be worth throwing the dice and gambling, maybe splitting strategies."

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