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
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.”
BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
LONGEST STINT OF THE RACE
Sebastian Vettel won the race using one pit stop, going from ultrasoft to soft on lap 23. We initially thought that many drivers might use supersoft for the second stint: the highest-placed driver to do that was Max Verstappen in fifth.