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British GP: Pirelli Friday Practice Review

By Courtesy of Pirelli
July 7 2018

 
 Pirelli British GP Friday Practice Review
 
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While England is often associated with changeable weather, conditions were dry and warm all day, with track temperatures in excess of 45 degrees centigrade. Similarly warm weather is expected for the rest of the weekend.

Mercedes was quickest in the first free practice session this morning, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton on the soft tyres, while Sebastian Vettel used the same compound to go fastest in the afternoon. While both sessions were notably quicker than their equivalents last year, Hamilton’s pole time from 2017 is yet to be beaten.

The new track surface at Silverstone has contributed to these faster times, but drivers have also described it as bumpy. All three nominated tyres were used extensively today, with the P Zero Ice Blue hard making its 2018 debut.

MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING
“No real surprises today, with all the compounds performing exactly as we expected them to and no issues encountered. This is despite Silverstone being one of the most demanding tracks of the year with its long and high-speed corners, intensified by high temperatures all day that are expected to continue into the weekend. The bumps and a changing wind direction were two more hurdles for drivers to overcome, but they managed to complete their scheduled programmes as planned, learning not only about the new surface but also about the hard tyre and how it relates to the end two other well-known compounds that we have brought to Silverstone. The gap between the compounds so far is slightly bigger than expected, with two seconds covering the whole selection here from hard to soft.”

 
FREE PRACTICE 1 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND
Hamilton 	1m27.487s SOFT NEW
Bottas		1m27.854s SOFT NEW
Vettel 		1m27.998s SOFT NEW

FREE PRACTICE 2 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND
Vettel 		1m27.552s SOFT NEW
Hamilton	1m27.739s SOFT NEW
Bottas 		1m27.909s SOFT NEW

FP1 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	   TIME
SOFT 		Hamilton   1m27.487s
MEDIUM		Verstappen 1m28.325s
HARD 		Ricciardo  1m29.970s

FP2 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	   TIME
SOFT 		Vettel 	   1m27.552s
MEDIUM		Raikkonen  1m28.591s
HARD 		Bottas 	   1m29.573s

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 	   	     LAPS
SOFT 		Gasly 	   	     23
MEDIUM		Vettel	   	     24
HARD 		Hulkenberg, Sirotkin 20

TYRE STATISTICS OF THE DAY
			HARD    MEDIUM 	 SOFT
Kms driven* 		229     998      1880
Sets used overall**	10 	25	 47
* 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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