HYPERSOFT, ON ITS CANADA DEBUT, MORE THAN A SECOND FASTER
THAN ULTRASOFT ON THE SHORT 4.3-KILOMETRE MONTREAL CIRCUIT
STRATEGIES ALREADY IN EVIDENCE AS TEAMS TRY OUT DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF COMPOUNDS IN RACE AND QUALIFYING SIMULATIONS
RED BULL CURRENTLY FASTEST WITH MAX VERSTAPPEN,
ON A SEMI-PERMANENT CIRCUIT WITH ITS USUAL HIGH TRACK EVOLUTION
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“Both free practice sessions were interrupted by red flags and virtual safety cars, but we could already see that the hypersoft has a significant performance advantage over the other compounds of more than a second, balanced out by a shorter overall life with higher degradation, which is exactly what we expected of this tyre here. As a result, the teams tried out a number of different combinations of tyre usage during free practice on varied fuel loads, as they explored a number of potential strategy options, which might include running a harder tyre in Q2 tomorrow. On a very different circuit to Monaco, where the track was front-limited, the objective for most teams today was to assess the wear and degradation rate of the hypersoft on a rear-limited circuit that is all about traction. This information will form an integral part of the strategy calculation. Tomorrow’s FP3 session will also be important to collect more data.”
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.