WET CONDITIONS IN FP1 AND AN INTERRUPTED FP2 AS SEBASTIAN VETTEL GOES FASTEST FOR FERRARI, WITH JUST OVER AN HOUR OF DRY RUNNING
ALL FIVE AVAILABLE PIRELLI TYRES RUN TODAY: WET, INTERMEDIATE, MEDIUM, SOFT AND SUPERSOFT
MIXED CONDITIONS AND DELAYS MAKE IT HARD TO COLLECT RELEVANT DATA, WITH WEATHER STILL UNCERTAIN UP OVER THE WEEKEND
Wet conditions and low temperatures characterised FP1 at the Italian Grand Prix, before the weather improved for the afternoon FP2 session, in which Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was fastest on the P Zero Red supersoft tyre. However, there was a lengthy delay following a big accident at the start of FP2, which meant that the drivers had only just over an hour of dry running in total today. The variety of conditions meant that the entire range of Pirelli tyres available was used today, with the teams able to get an initial read on all the compounds. But with running on the slicks limited only to the afternoon, it’s currently hard to tell exactly what the representative wear and degradation rates – and so the performance gaps between the compounds – will be.
MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING “From the point of view of data collection, it wasn’t an easy day, as there was really only an hour or so of dry running without interruptions. This means that the teams had to adjust their strategies and compress their programmes in order to maximise that period of time, especially because conditions are expected to be quite uncertain for the rest of the weekend. On FP1, the Teams were able to work on the crossover point between wet and slick tyres, while on FP2 they do some long runs, despite the red flag period, and to understand the gap between the compounds”.
FREE PRACTICE 1 – TOP 3 TIMES
FREE PRACTICE 2 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Perez 1m34.000s INTERMEDIATE USED
Raikkonen 1m34.550s INTERMEDIATE USED
Ocon 1m34.593s INTERMEDIATE USED
DRIVER TIME COMPOUND
Vettel 1m21.105s SUPERSOFT NEW
Raikkonen 1m21.375s SUPERSOFT NEW
Hamilton 1m21.392s SUPERSOFT NEW
FP1 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
FP2 - BEST TIME BY COMPOUND
MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR
TYRE STATISTICS OF THE DAY
* The above number gives the total amount of kilometres driven in FP1 and FP2 today, all drivers combined. ** Per compound, all drivers combined.
MIN. STARTING PRESSURES (slicks) EOS CAMBER LIMIT
22.5 psi (front) | 21.5 psi (rear) -3.00° (front) | -2.00° (rear)