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Pirelli would like two stop strategies in 2018

“BEST TYRE PIRELLI HAS EVER MADE”

After the test in Abu Dhabi Pirelli’s head of car racing Mario Isola said:

“Considering all the range is one step softer, plus we have the hypersoft, we now have the option to go soft enough to target two stops.

“I believe that three stops are a bit too much, we will try to make the selection of having two stops one of the fastest strategies.

 

By courtesy of PIRELLI

By courtesy of PIRELLI

 

Hamilton praises the new pink hypersoft:

“BEST TYRE PIRELLI HAS EVER MADE”

 

 

The Abu Dhabi tyre test was two intense days of work, during which the teams sampled the 2018 tyres for the first time. 

Each team had 20 sets for the test: 12 sets chosen by Pirelli (with a selection of 2018 tyres plus some 2017 tyres for comparison) and the other eight selected by the teams themselves. In total, 23 different top drivers did some long runs as well, so not in qualifying conditions. The characteristics of the Yas Marina circuit meant the test concentrated on the compounds from White medium to the Pink hypersoft. The whole test and all the drivers gave us very positive feedback. The new Pink hypersoft meets our initial expectations, with times that are about a second per lap faster than the Purple ultrasoft, but this obviously needs to be confirmed on other types of track as well. All the 2018 tyres are a step softer than this year’s equivalents, in line with what the teams asked for, with the Pink hypersoft (just added to the range) so being two steps softer than the 2017 ultrasoft. We now look forward to getting back on track for the first official pre-season test of 2018 at Barcelona from February 26 to March 1”.

 

 

Pirelli is on schedule to decide the tyre compounds it will take to the Australian Grand Prix by December 7.

 

 

 





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Pirelli – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying

One stop will be the optimal strategy for tomorrows race.

By Courtesy of PIRELLI

NEW STUNNING ALL-TIME TRACK RECORD AT YAS MARINA
THANKS TO VALTTERI BOTTAS’S POLE ON ULTRASOFT FOR MERCEDES
ULTRASOFT USED FROM START TO FINISH OF THE SESSION BY ALL DRIVERS
WITH MORE THAN ONE FLYING LAP POSSIBLE ON THE SAME SET
ONE STOP WILL BE THE OPTIMAL STRATEGY FOR TOMORROW
BUT A WIDE PIT STOP WINDOW OPENS UP DIFFERENT STRATEGIES

 


Yas Marina, November 25, 2017

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed the final pole position of the 2017 season, around 2.5 seconds faster than last year’s pole time, using the same P Zero Purple ultrasoft compound choice as one year ago. The ultrasoft was the tyre used by all the drivers from start to finish of the session, which began in daylight and then ended under the lights as the sunset. As usual here, track temperatures fell progressively during the session. A one-stop strategy will be the quickest way to run tomorrow’s race, especially with Yas Marina not being the easiest circuit to overtake on.

 

 

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING:

“Qualifying went exactly as we expected it to: there wasn’t a huge degree of track evolution and the lap record dropped further, with ultrasofts used from start to finish. The ultrasofts were, in fact, capable of more than one flying lap, which is why we saw some drivers alternating push laps with cool-down laps. We should see a one-stop ultrasoftsupersoft strategy for most drivers, but the low degradation also means that the pit stop window is pretty wide, so drivers should be able to make their stop more or less when they want to.”


By Courtesy of PIRELLI

 

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Saturday 25 November 2017.
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+.
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2017 Brazilian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

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Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Saturday 11 November 2017.
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2017 Malaysian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

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Wet or dry?



 

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Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia.
Saturday 30 September 2017.
Romain Grosjean, Haas VF-17.
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2017 Singapore Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

Infographics

 

 

#SingaporeGP 2017

 


 

 

RACE FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX RACE TIME
14 12:00 GMT
Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 25
2 18
3 15
4 12
5 10
6 8
7 6
8 4
9 2
10 1 Circuit Name : Marina Bay Street Circuit
Established : 2008
Pole Position Capacity : 110 000
Sebastian Vettel Germany Ferrari Circuit Type : Street
Circuit Length : 5.073 kms
Past Winners Number of Laps : 61
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Starting Grid : 1 Race Distance : 309.316 kms
2015 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Starting Grid : 1 Circuit Direction : Anti-clockwise
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Starting Grid : 1 Circuit Turns : 23
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Starting Grid : 1 Lap Record : 1:45.599 – Kimi Raikkonen (2008)
2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Starting Grid : 3
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2017 Italian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

#ItalianGP 2017

 

 

 

 


Post photo: BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

 

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy.
Saturday 02 September 2017.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W08 EQ Power+.
World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Images
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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix – Sets available for the race

#HungarianGP 2017

 


 

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Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary.
Saturday 29 July 2017.
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