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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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Race result – 2017 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

A big congratulations to Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel with the victory in #BahrainGP 2017

 

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1
Sebastian Vettel
Germany
Ferrari
25
2
Lewis Hamilton
England
Mercedes
18
3
Valtteri Bottas
Finland
Mercedes
15
4
Kimi Raikkonen
Finland
Ferrari
12
5
Daniel Ricciardo
Australia
Red Bull Racing
10
6
Felipe Massa
Brazil
Williams
8
7
Sergio Perez
Mexico
Force India
6
8
Romain Grosjean
France
Haas F1 Team
4
9
Niko Hulkenberg
Germany
Renault Sport F1 Team
2
10
Esteban Ocon
France
Force India
1

 

 

 


My notes:
Non, due to FIA is scheduling WEC and F1 at the same time … 😉

 


Full result from Formula1.com

  2017 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – RACE RESULT

1 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 57 1:33:53.374 0
2 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 57 +6.660s 0
3 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 57 +20.397s 0
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 57 +22.475s 0
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 57 +39.346s 0
6 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 57 +54.326s 0
7 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 57 +62.606s 0
8 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 57 +74.865s 0
9 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 57 +80.188s 0
10 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 57 +95.711s 0
11 94 Pascal Wehrlein WEH Sauber Ferrari 56 +1 lap 0
12 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 56 +1 lap 0
13 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 56 +1 lap 0
14 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 54 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 50 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 12 DNF 0
NC 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 12 DNF 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 11 DNF 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 8 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 0 DNS 0

 

 

 

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Bahrain GP 2017 – TV tider, værmelding og full timeplan fra FIA

Kommer Bahrain GP til å bli et Ferrari VS Mercedes show slik som de to første løpene ble?

Post photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

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Weather Forecast – Bahrain GP 2017




Full time schedule from Formula1.com

THURSDAY 13th APRIL
Formula One Press conference – Press Room 15:00
FRIDAY 14th APRIL
TCR International Series First Practice Session 10:45 – 11:05
F2 Practice Session 11:30 – 12:15
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:30 – 13:30
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Practice Session 12:40 – 13:10
Formula One First Practice Session 14:00 – 15:30
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 15:45 – 17:00
TCR International Series Second Practice Session 15:55 – 16:15
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Qualifying Session 16:40 – 17:00
Formula One Second Practice Session
18:00 – 19:30
F2 Qualifying Session 20:00 – 20:30
Formula One Press Conference – Press Room 20:00 – 21:00
SATURDAY 15th APRIL
TCR International Series Qualifying Session 11:00 – 11:30
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:40 – 12:40
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East First Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 11:55 – 12:25
Formula One Team Pit Stop Practice 12:10 – 12:30
Promoter Activity Drivers’ Autograph Session 12:30 – 13:30
F2 First Race (32 Laps or 60 Mins) 13:10 – 14:15
Formula One Third Practice Session 15:00 – 16:00
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 16:15 – 17:30
TCR International Series First Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 16:30 – 16:55
Formula One Qualifying Session 18:00 – 19:00
SUNDAY 16th APRIL
TCR International Series Second Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 13:00 – 13:25
F2 Second Race (23 Laps or 45 Mins) 14:15 – 15:05
Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Second Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 15:30 – 16:00
Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 15:30 – 17:15
Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade 16:30
Formula One Starting Grid Presentation 16:45 – 17:15
Formula One National Anthem 17:46
Formula One Grand Prix (57 Laps or 120 Mins) 18:00 – 20:00

 

* Please note that this timetable is subject to amendments

 


Post photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 

Formel 1 – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Großer Preis von China 2017. Lewis Hamilton ;
Formula One – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Chinese GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton;

 


 

 

Circuit Name : Bahrain International Circuit
Established : 2004    
Capacity : 50,000      
Circuit Type : Race      
Circuit Length : 6.299 kms      
Number of Laps : 49      
Race Distance : 308.405 kms    
Circuit Direction : Clockwise      
Circuit Turns : 23      
Lap Record : 1:31.447 Pedro de la Rosa (2005)

 

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Pirelli Race Report – Australian GP 2017

Most drivers started on the ultrasoft, with Sauber’s Formula 1 debutant Antonio Giovinazzi the highest placed finisher to start on the soft.

BY COURTESY OF PIRELLI

2017 Australian Grand Prix, Race

VETTEL CLAIMS VICTORY FOR FERRARI WITH A ONE-STOP STRATEGY  AS FORMULA 1’S NEW ERA MAKES A SPECTACULAR START

IDENTICAL ULTRASOFT-SOFT STRATEGY FOR TOP FOUR FINISHERS.  FOUR OTHER DIFFERENT STRATEGIES USED TO FINISH THE RACE.

LOW WEAR AND DEGRADATION ALLOWS DRIVERS TO PUSH HARD  FROM THE START TO THE FINISH OF EVERY STINT

 


Melbourne, March 26, 2017 – Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari by completing a longer opening stint on the ultrasoft tyre than polesitter Lewis Hamilton, then emerging in front of the Mercedes after his sole pit stop. All the finishers apart from two stopped once, with the top four using an ultrasoft-soft strategy. All three compounds were used in the race, with the fastest lap – set right at the end of the race – more than two seconds quicker than last year. Most drivers started on the ultrasoft, with Sauber’s Formula 1 debutant Antonio Giovinazzi the highest placed finisher to start on the soft.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Formula 1’s new era made a fantastic start in Australia, with close racing and the drivers able to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint. As we expected most drivers adopted different variations of a one-stop strategy, with the leaders moving onto the soft for the second stint in order to be certain of running to the end. There was low wear and degradation on a circuit that is never particularly hard on tyres anyway, with the drivers able to set fastest laps at the very end of the race on the soft compound that was more than 30 laps old.”

 


 


 

Post photo:

Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia. Sunday 26 March 2017.
World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Images
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