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2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying

2018 Mexican Grand Prix – Qualifying

DANIEL RICCIARDO CLAIMS POLE POSITION ON HYPERSOFT
1.5 SECONDS FASTER THAN 2017 BENCHMARK 

THE TOP SIX ON THE GRID WILL START ON ULTRASOFT 
AFTER SETTING FASTEST TIMES WITH THEM IN Q2

A TWO-STOPPER SET TO BE THE QUICKEST STRATEGY FOR THE RACE
TOMORROW, WITH WARMER WEATHER EXPECTED

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“With damp conditions earlier today, the circuit effectively reset itself, providing a new challenge. The key strategic element was the tyre choice for Q2, determining the start tyres for tomorrow. With no real advantage in starting on the hypersoft, given the expected levels of degradation, the top six drivers all qualified on the ultrasoft. A wide mixture of strategies are available for the race, with a two-stopper fastest but a one-stopper just about possible too, if the hypersoft is carefully managed. Nonetheless, with the variable conditions we have seen so far posing a few open questions, it could be helpful to keep the strategy plans flexible. All three compounds have a role to play; it was interesting to see the supersoft even in Q2, as two drivers tried to see if they could qualify on it in the top 10.”  

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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