SHANGHAI MINIMUM STARTING PRESSURES (SLICKS) 21 psi (fronts) – 20.5 psi (rears)
Most drivers started on the ultrasoft, with Sauber’s Formula 1 debutant Antonio Giovinazzi the highest placed finisher to start on the soft.
Pre-season testing has now concluded, with all the teams taking part in the second four-day session this week and completing plenty of running.
Valtteri Bottas set a best time of 1m19.705s on ultrasoft tyres, pole time in 2015 at Barcelona was 1m24.681s.
PIRELLI ANNOUNCES COMPOUND CHOICES AND MANDATORY SETS FOR THE 2017 GRANDS PRIX OF BAHRAIN AND RUSSIA
NEW MATERIALS AND A COMPLETELY FRESH DESIGN PHILOSOPHY DEFINE THE NEW-GENERATION RANGE OF TYRES
Total number of tyres supplied in 2016: 42,792
2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race Notes and Infographics.
Sets available for the race – Infographics
In line with expectations, track and air temperatures dropped throughout each session, meaning that the quickest times tended to come right at the end.
Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi: November 25 – November 27, 2016
Brazilian Grand Prix Pirelli Infographics
Dry and warm weather during FP1 and FP2 at Interlagos.
The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Brazilian Grand Prix (Sao Paulo, November 11– 13).
The post include the infographics over sets available for the race.
Conditions in FP1 were cool and so not very representative. In FP2 track temperatures were considerably higher (peaking at 41 degrees centigrade). This is typical of Austin, where temperature swings at this time of year are commonplace.
Damage caused by the hurricane that affected the circuit after last year’s race has been fixed. Apart from that, there are no changes to the circuit, surface or infrastructure this year.
WILLIAMS DRIVERS FINISH IN THE POINTS WITH A ONE-STOP STRATEGY