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Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying

Chinese Grand Prix – Qualifying

SEBASTIAN VETTEL CLAIMS POLE POSITION FOR FERRARI ON ULTRASOFT
IN COOL CONDITIONS: WARMER WEATHER EXPECTED TOMORROW

STRATEGY A CENTREPIECE OF QUALIFYING, WITH BOTH MERCEDES
AND FERRARI CHOOSING TO START THE RACE ON THE SOFT TYRE

A MIXTURE OF STRATEGIES POSSIBLE TOMORROW WITH ALL THREE
COMPOUNDS A VIABLE OPTION FOR THE RACE

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“The cool conditions helped the ultrasoft tyre today, which has a low working range, but the picture might change slightly tomorrow if conditions are a bit warmer, as is expected. Qualifying today was particularly tricky as yesterday’s rain also cleaned the track of residual rubber, leaving very little grip and ensuring drivers had to warm up the rubber carefully. Nonetheless, we saw the track record broken around this circuit, with a particularly good effort by Red Bull to get Daniel Ricciardo out after an engine change. The crucial session was Q2, with both Mercedes and Ferrari choosing to start the race on the soft tyre. Strategy-wise, we could see a variety of options tomorrow, with a one-stop possible. With the nominations we have selected, all three compounds can play an important role.”

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

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