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2017 Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying

2017 Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying

LEWIS HAMILTON CLAIMS POLE FOR MERCEDES ON P ZERO PURPLE ULTRASOFT WITH FASTEST-EVER LAP OF MELBOURNE

ONE-STOP STRATEGY LOOKS LIKELY FOR THE RACE WITH NEW LOWER-DEGRADATION TYRES

LATEST GENERATION OF CARS MAKES STRATEGY HARDER TO PREDICT, WITH NO PREVIOUS RACE DATA

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Lap times were around two seconds faster than last year, giving us a competitive and spectacular qualifying. There was low degradation on the compounds used in FPs, which makes a one-stop strategy likely for tomorrow, depending of course on track temperature. If that is higher than data collected during the weekend, this could push it towards two stops. With these cars being so different to the previous generation, and no previous race data to fall back on, tomorrow’s strategy is a bit harder to predict than usual.”

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

Remaining Selected Sets for Melbourne Race 2017
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