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2018 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying

2018 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying

MERCEDES DRIVER LEWIS HAMILTON TAKES POLE POSITION
 IN DRY CONDITIONS ON ULTRASOFT 

BOTH MERCEDES, SEBASTIAN VETTEL (FERRARI) AND DANIEL RICCIARDO (RED BULL) WILL START THE RACE ON SUPERSOFT

ONE STOP THE MOST LIKELY OPTION TOMORROW BUT TEAMS STILL LACKING SLICK TYRE DATA AFTER A WET FRIDAY

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING

“In the end today was completely dry, which meant that we saw quite a lot of track evolution in FP3, and the teams headed into qualifying with just one hour’s worth of slick tyre data after free practice this morning. The compounds here seem quite closely matched, with around half a second between each one in terms of lap time. However, with no real long runs completed, the full picture in terms of wear and degradation is yet to fully emerge, which keeps a few intriguing question marks for the race. We’ve already seen variations in strategy throughout qualifying, so it will be interesting to see how this pans out tomorrow. Starting on the supersoft might allow more strategic flexibility, but this also depends on track conditions. With supersoft and ultrasoft lining up alongside each other in P1 and P2 tomorrow, it's going to be a fascinating start to the grand prix.”

 

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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