LEWIS HAMILTON COMFORTABLY FASTEST FOR MERCEDES ON FRIDAY IN FP1
USING INTERMEDIATE TYRES ON A RAINY DAY IN AUSTIN
VERY LITTLE RUNNING IN FP2, USING THE FULL WET TYRE
AND ALSO INTERMEDIATES
NO DATA YET COLLECTED ON THE SLICK TYRES, WITH SUNDAY’S RACE EXPECTED TO BE DRY FOLLOWING A WET QUALIFYING TOMORROW
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“There wasn’t so much that could be done in today’s conditions, although we did see quite a lot of running in the morning using the intermediate tyre. In wet conditions, the teams receive an extra set of intermediates, bringing their total allocation for the weekend up to five sets of intermediates and three sets of full wets. These full wets could be needed tomorrow, when more rain is expected for qualifying before a dry race on Sunday. This should obviously lead to an interesting situation in the race, with the teams lacking slick tyre data. Understandably, in today’s slippery conditions the teams preferred not to take any risks with the cars, although they were able to understand more about the crossover point from wet to intermediate.”
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.