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2018 British Grand Prix – Qualifying

2018 British Grand Prix – Qualifying

MERCEDES DRIVER LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE POSITION ON SOFT TYRE AND BEATS HIS OWN TRACK RECORD

HIGH TRACK TEMPERATURES PEAK 
AT MORE THAN 40 DEGREES CENTIGRADE

A ONE-STOPPER IS THE QUICKEST STRATEGY FOR TOMORROW’S RACE, DEPENDING ON SOFT TYRE DEGRADATION RATES

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Again we had unusually warm track temperatures today, with the drivers able to use their experience of similar conditions yesterday. With the soft tyre being approximately a second per lap faster than any other compound, we saw everyone using this in Q2, with no drivers trying a harder compound to start the grand prix as has been the case in recent races. The degradation rate of the soft tyre will determine the strategy tomorrow. A one-stop strategy is theoretically quickest, but if high degradation is encountered on the soft – a distinct possibility in these warm conditions – a two-stop strategy would be better. As we could see throughout qualifying, the gap between the top teams is very close, so strategy might make the difference; especially as there could be a reasonably wide pit stop window.”

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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