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2018 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying

2018 Singapore Grand Prix – Qualifying

LEWIS HAMILTON FASTEST FOR MERCEDES WITH A NEW TRACK RECORD 
ON HYPERSOFTS: NEARLY 3.5 SECONDS FASTER THAN 2017 POLE

SPEED DIFFERENTIAL TO THE PINK HYPERSOFT PREVENTS
DRIVERS FROM GETTING THROUGH Q2 ON THE ULTRASOFT ONLY

A WIDE VARIETY OF TACTICS POSSIBLE, BUT SINGAPORE’S 100% SAFETY CAR RECORD COULD ALSO INFLUENCE STRATEGY 

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“Qualifying has set up an intriguing mix of tactical possibilities, influenced by the decision to bring the hypersoft to Singapore. Its unprecedented speed is clearly beyond question, but this has to be balanced against the degradation we have seen so far when it comes to formulating the strategy. For this reason, we have seen a few different ideas during qualifying, and it’s going to be fascinating to see which strategy turns out to be the best option. Adding another variable is the fact that the Singapore Grand Prix is a very long and eventful race that has historically always featured at least one safety car period. So the strategies will have to be flexible enough to rapidly capitalise on changing circumstances as they happen. All three compounds could definitely play a potential role in the strategy, with nearly zero degradation on the soft.”

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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