Brazilian GP: Pirelli Qualifying Review
By Courtesy of Pirelli
November 17 2019
|Pirelli Brazilian GP Qualifying Review|
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen
was fastest in qualifying for the third time this year, having used the soft
tyre from start to finish of each session. The red tyre will be used by
those at the front of the grid tomorrow, with Charles Leclerc the only
driver to run the medium in Q2. However, the Ferrari driver will start
outside of the top 10 on this compound due to a grid penalty.
|KEEP AN EYE ON
* Higher temperatures. The weather tomorrow is expected to be warmer again, which could further affect tyre behaviour and therefore race strategy.
* Traffic. The short lap at Interlagos means that getting through traffic will soon become an issue for the frontrunners, again affecting the timing of the stops.
* Safety cars. Interlagos has little run off area, with both free practice sessions yesterday stopped by red flags. This might influence pit stop strategy.
* Leclerc. In Q2, he was faster on mediums than most soft tyre runners. Tomorrow he has to fight his way up the order, but he clearly has the pace.
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF F1 AND CAR RACING
FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES DRIVER TIME COMPOUND Hamilton 1m08.320s SOFT C3 NEW Verstappen 1m08.346s SOFT C3 NEW Leclerc 1m08.611s SOFT C3 NEW QUALIFYING TOP 10 DRIVER TIME COMPOUND Verstappen 1m07.508s SOFT C3 NEW Vettel 1m07.631s SOFT C3 NEW Hamilton 1m07.699s SOFT C3 NEW Leclerc 1m07.728s SOFT C3 NEW Bottas 1m07.874s SOFT C3 NEW Albon 1m07.935s SOFT C3 USED Gasly 1m08.837s SOFT C3 NEW Grosjean 1m08.854s SOFT C3 NEW Raikkonen 1m08.984s SOFT C3 NEW Magnussen 1m09.037s SOFT C3 NEW MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR COMPOUND DRIVER LAPS HARD C1 Raikkonen 19 MEDIUM C2 Leclerc 27 SOFT C3 Magnussen, Norris 27 BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR COMPOUND DRIVER TIME HARD C1 Bottas 1m10.604s MEDIUM C2 Leclerc 1m07.888s SOFT C3 Verstappen 1m07.503s