Mario Isola: In qualifying in Sochi required a skillful warming up the tires

Марио Изола: В квалификации в Сочи требовался умелый прогрев шин

The head of the Motorsport Department of Pirelli’s Mario Isola commented on the results of qualifying at Sochi Autodrom, which was won by the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel.

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“A key factor in qualifying was the preparation of the tyres on the warm up lap: some warmed up the tires for one lap, others for two laps, said Isola. For example, Vettel drove two of the warm up lap, and Kimi Raikkonen is one.

Qualification was very interesting, and handicaps was minimal. I can say that the tyres worked as we expected.

In addition, the asphalt at the Sochi Autodrom still slippery, despite the fact that the track is already quite break in”.

It is also worth noting that the pilot of the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have one used set of Soft, three used set of Ultrasoft and two new sets of Supersoft.

Each of the drivers Ferrari have used one Soft, one new and one used Supersoft, and three used Ultrasoft.

Speaking about Daniil Kvyat, the Russian pilot Toro Rosso has one fresh set of Soft, Supersoft and Ultrasoft and four used Ultrasoft.

Марио Изола: В квалификации в Сочи требовался умелый прогрев шин

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