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CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL DE FÓRMULA 1 - 2018 - GP AUSTRIA

Quinta, 05 Julho 2018 23:36 | Actualizado em Sábado, 22 Setembro 2018 11:04

VALTTERI BOTTAS CLAIMS POLE POSITION FOR MERCEDES USING ULTRASOFT TO SET NEW TRACK RECORD AT RED BULL RING
 
MERCEDES AND RED BULL TO START THE RACE ON SUPERSOFT TYRES. THE SAME TACTIC THAT BOTH TEAMS ADOPTED LAST WEEK IN FRANCE
 
A ONE-STOPPER IS THE MOST LIKELY STRATEGY FOR THE RACE  BUT WITH A WIDE PIT STOP WINDOW
   Valtteri Bottas has claimed pole position for tomorrow’s Austrian Grand Prix: his first pole of the season. The Mercedes driver set a new all-time lap record in Austria on the ultrasoft tyres in Q3, earning himself the Pirelli Pole Position Award, which was presented by three-time world champion Nelson Piquet, who took the last Pirelli victory of the previous era (Canada 1991) before the Italian firm returned to Formula 1 in 2011. The ultrasoft was mainly used throughout qualifying but both the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers elected to go through Q2 using the supersoft tyres (as was also the case in France one week ago). They will consequently start the grand prix on this compound tomorrow: the only four in the top 10 to do so. With reasonably low degradation and dry weather expected for the race, a one-stop strategy is the most likely option for most drivers – but we have already seen some tactical variations in qualifying.
 
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING “The short lap meant that we had a very close qualifying session as we expected, especially in the midfield. For the same reason, there’s not a big difference between the compounds here, which – together with low degradation – opens up a number of different strategic possibilities. With Mercedes and Red Bull starting on the slightly slower supersoft tyre, among the rest of the top 10 on ultrasoft, we should see an interesting first stint tomorrow in particular. We expect mainly a one-stop race but we are likely to have a few variations on that theme, with a wide pit stop window.”
 
HOW THE TYRES BEHAVED TODAY
      Used for most of qualifying, with a slight speed advantage. Mercedes and Red Bull were only teams to use these in Q2 McLaren’s Fernando Alonso opted for soft at the start of Q2.
 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 
 
 
 
FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES
 
 
QUALIFYING TOP 10
 
 
 
MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Vettel 1m04.070s ULTRASOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m04.099s ULTRASOFT NEW
Bottas 1m04.204s ULTRASOFT NEW
DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Bottas 1m03.130s ULTRASOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m03.149s ULTRASOFT NEW
Vettel 1m03.464s ULTRASOFT NEW
Raikkonen 1m03.660s ULTRASOFT NEW
Verstappen 1m03.840s ULTRASOFT NEW
Grosjean 1m03.892s ULTRASOFT NEW
Ricciardo 1m03.996s ULTRASOFT NEW
Magnussen 1m04.051s ULTRASOFT NEW
Sainz 1m04.725s ULTRASOFT NEW
Hulkenberg 1m05.019s ULTRASOFT USED
COMPOUND DRIVER LAPS
ULTRASOFT Hartley 33
SUPERSOFT Sirotkin 30
SOFT Verstappen 28

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