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2017 Australian Grand Prix - Practice Sessions

LEWIS HAMILTON COMFORTABLY FASTEST IN BOTH SESSIONS WITH THE P ZERO PURPLE ULTRASOFT, MAKING ITS DEBUT IN AUSTRALIA

PERFORMANCE GAP OF AROUND 0.7 SECONDS PER LAP BETWEEN THE COMPOUNDS SO FAR. LAP TIMES 5 SECONDS FASTER THAN LAST YEAR

THE NEW ERA OF FORMULA 1 OPENS WITH A ‘GREEN’ AND DIRTY TRACK AT MELBOURNE: HIGH LEVELS OF TRACK EVOLUTION EXPECTED

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“We saw times today that were around five seconds faster than the equivalent sessions last year, using the ultrasoft for the first time here. So far, there is a performance difference of around 0.7 seconds per lap between the soft and supersoft, as well as the supersoft and ultrasoft. During the Barcelona test, that gap was in the region of 0.3 -0.5 seconds. Now we need to look at degradation: it’s obviously much lower than last year, but along with the teams we have to see to what extent the difference between the compounds here will influence race strategy.”

FREE PRACTICE 1 – TOP 3 TIMES

FREE PRACTICE 2 – TOP 3 TIMES

FP1 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND

FP2 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR

TYRE STATISTICS OF THE DAY

MINIMUM PRESCRIBED TYRE PRESSURES

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