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2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix - Practice

Sakhir, April 14, 2017 – Track temperatures peaked at 56 degrees centigrade during free practice today: some of the hottest conditions the P Zero Formula 1 tyres have ever run in, which were more than 20 degrees hotter than last year in Bahrain. This, combined with the circuit layout, naturally caused an increased degree of thermal degradation. In the more representative evening conditions of FP2, with track temperatures of 37 degrees, the supersoft was around 1.5 seconds faster than the soft: a difference that is higher than expected. 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“We certainly saw some extreme conditions today as well as a track that was much more ‘green’ than usual. With a performance difference of a second and a half between the two compounds and greater degradation on the supersoft than that seen over the last two races, data analysis throughout the weekend will be particularly important to define the best race strategy. We’ve seen the top three within the same tenth of a second, so it looks set to be a very close contest.”

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

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