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2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Free Practice

2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Free Practice

VALTTERI BOTTAS FASTEST FOR MERCEDES IN FP2 ON HYPERSOFT 
AFTER RED BULL COMPLETES A ONE-TWO IN FP1 ON THE SAME COMPOUND

VERY CLOSE GAPS AMONG THE FRONTRUNNERS AS TEAMS COMPLETE QUALIFYING AND RACE SIMULATIONS

PERFORMANCE GAP BETWEEN HYPERSOFT AND ULTRASOFT OF MORE
 THAN ONE SECOND WILL INFLUENCE QUALIFYING TACTICS

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“With the considerable performance gap of more than a second between the hypersoft and ultrasoft, we’re likely to see most drivers go through Q2 on the pink tyre tomorrow, as it’s a viable race tyre as well. This is a slightly bigger gap than we expected, while the gap of around 0.3 seconds between ultrasoft and supersoft is more in line with our expectations. Beyond that, there were no real surprises today, with the teams concentrating their work on the representative conditions of FP2. The gaps seem really close, so the teams will be studying the data carefully in order to see how strategy can make a difference. Overtaking is never especially easy here, so qualifying will be particularly important.”

 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

* The above number gives the total amount of kilometres driven in FP1 and FP2 today, all drivers combined.

** Per compound, all drivers combined.

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