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2018 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying

2018 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying

MERCEDES DRIVER VALTTERI BOTTAS TAKES POLE POSITION
WITH FASTEST-EVER LAP OF SOCHI ON P ZERO PINK HYPERSOFT

FERRARI AND MERCEDES WILL BOTH START THE GRAND PRIX 
ON THE ULTRASOFT TYRES TOMORROW

TEAMS WILL AIM FOR ONE STOP DURING THE RACE: 
TWO STOPS ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL, BUT SLOWER

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Strategy was clearly at the forefront of qualifying, so we’re going to see an interesting situation tomorrow with the top four cars starting on the ultrasoft tyre, immediately followed by six cars behind them starting on the faster hypersoft. If you add in to this the number of cars starting out of position due to grid penalties, with a completely free choice of tyres, then we could see a big mix of strategies tomorrow. The ultrasoft starters can target a one-stop race, but the situation for those starting on the hypersoft is less clear cut, even though they should be much quicker off the start line.”

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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