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2017 Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying

HAMILTON CLAIMS POLE ON SUPERSOFT TYRES

WITH FASTEST EVER LAP OF SHANGHAI

DRY WEATHER FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY BUT RAIN EXPECTED TOMORROW

IF IT STAYS DRY, ONE-STOP SUPERSOFT-SOFT STRATEGY IS LIKELY 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“This morning’s FP3 session was particularly important with many teams splitting their strategies to capitalise on data collection. They still headed into qualifying with limited information, but maximised all the possibilities of the 2017 tyres: pole position was a record-breaking lap, more than 3.7 seconds faster than last year. If it stays dry, a one-stop strategy seems optimal, starting on the SS and then doing a longer stint on soft.”

HOW THE TYRES BEHAVED TODAY

FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES

QUALIFYING TOP 10

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR

BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR

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