Mario Isola: There won’t be one pit stop

Mario Isola: There won’t be one pit stop

In Barcelona, ​​much depends on the performance of the tires, which is partly determined by the weather, with rain expected on Sunday morning…

Mario IsolaPirelli: “Another very tight qualifying with minimal intervals, several teams and drivers seemed to be the fastest at one point. Drivers from four teams – Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and now McLaren – have won the right to start from pole position this season.

On a track that places high demands on the entire chassis-engine-tire complex, the performance improvement year after year is truly impressive. Today’s pole time is almost a second faster than last year’s.

Regarding tire use in the race, we must take into account the significant drop in asphalt temperature; Today it was about ten degrees lower than yesterday afternoon. This factor could play a role tomorrow as rain is possible in the morning.

In dry weather, Medium and Soft compositions have the best properties. On paper, the fastest strategy is to use two sets of C3 and one set of C2. The one-stop strategy won’t work – it’s too slow, but the idea of ​​a race with four tire changes is not far from reality: it’s only a few seconds slower than a race with two pit stops.”

Source: F1 News

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