For the second time in a year, Pirelli brought the softest rubber compounds to the podium – and they were pleased with how Friday went…
Simone BeraPirelli Chief Engineer: “It’s great to see the Formula 1 cars racing through the narrow streets of Monaco.
There were no surprises with tire performance, all three compounds were used throughout the day and the track gradually got faster. The difference in speed between Hard, Medium and Soft is in line with the calculations and the assessment should take into account the relatively short track length and the improvement in the condition of the asphalt. Usually the holes are small here, but this year it looks like they will be even smaller. The results are incredibly compact. In the entire turbo hybrid era, we have yet to see a gap of just seven-tenths between first and tenth in second practice.
In qualifying it is important to be on track at the right time. On Friday we saw that you can do more than one fast lap in a row with the Soft tires if you manage the recovery of traction on the track. We saw such a situation last season, and this one in Baku, for example.”
Source: F1 News
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