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FRENCH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE

FRENCH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE

LEWIS HAMILTON GOES FASTEST FOR MERCEDES ON ULTRASOFT TYRE 
AS PAUL RICARD RETURNS TO THE FORMULA 1 CALENDAR

TRACK TEMPERATURES IN EXCESS OF 50 DEGREES CENTIGRADE 
IN THE AFTERNOON, COOLER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TOMORROW

HIGHER PERFORMANCE GAPS BETWEEN THE ULTRASOFT AND SUPERSOFT THAN EXPECTED SO FAR, BUT NO ISSUES WITH BLISTERING OR GRAINING

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“We’ve seen very high track temperatures in excess of 50 degrees, which obviously favour the higher working range tyres on the harder end of the selection. However, the ultrasoft has shown plenty of performance as well, so we have all three different compounds that look viable as part of a potential race strategy. Exactly what that strategy will be depends on the result of the data analysis, which will continue after FP3 tomorrow. With a brand-new circuit, changing wind directions, cooler conditions expected tomorrow and also some red flag interruptions today, there are still a few question marks tonight. But the situation will as usual become clearer as the weekend goes on. As this is a new track, which places particular emphasis on the front tyres, it was important to see if there would be any issues with blistering or graining, but nothing of the sort has been observed so far.”

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.

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