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Italian GP: Pirelli Friday Practice Review

By Courtesy of Pirelli
September 2 2017

 
 Pirelli Italian GP Friday Practice Review
 
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Mercedes topped both free practice sessions at Monza on the supersoft tyre, with Valtteri Bottas setting fastest time of the day in FP2, while Lewis Hamilton went quickest in FP1. The best time from Bottas in the afternoon was nearly a second and half faster than the equivalent session last year, using the same tyres.

Some rain fell towards the end of FP1 with no effect on track evolution.
Currently, the gap between the soft and supersoft tyres is just over half a second.

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“As we expected, there’s not been a significant increase in overall speeds at Monza, as the new 2017 regulations accentuate cornering performance rather than top speed, and this circuit is most about the straights. However, the fastest time in FP2 was still nearly a second a half faster than the equivalent session last year, using the same tyre compounds. Initial indications suggest that this could be a one-stop race, with only a small difference between the compounds leading to quite a wide pit stop window.”

 
FREE PRACTICE 1 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND 
Hamilton 	1m21.537s SUPERSOFT NEW
Bottas		1m21.972s SUPERSOFT NEW
Vettel 		1m22.652s SUPERSOFT NEW

FREE PRACTICE 2 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND
Bottas 		1m21.406s SUPERSOFT NEW
Hamilton	1m21.462s SUPERSOFT NEW
Vettel 		1m21.546s SUPERSOFT NEW

FP1 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	  TIME 
MEDIUM 		Palmer 	  1m 26.370s
SOFT		Bottas	  1m 22.086s
SUPERSOFT 	Hamilton  1m 21.537s

FP2 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	  TIME
SOFT		Hamilton  1m 21.956s
SUPERSOFT 	Bottas 	  1m 21.406s

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	  LAPS 
MEDIUM 		Palmer    16
SOFT		Stroll	  31
SUPERSOFT 	Massa 	  25

TYRE STATISTICS OF THE DAY
			MEDIUM	SOFT	SUPER SOFT
Kms driven* 		225 	2067 	4199
Sets used overall**	18	26	53
* The above number gives the total amount of kilometres
driven in FP1 and FP2 today, all drivers combined.
** Per compound, all drivers combined.
 
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