Pirelli F1 Australian Grand-Prix Friday Practices

Pirelli F1 Australian Grand-Prix Friday Practices

23.03.2018: -Mercedes fastest all day on ultrasoft in warm conditions, but uncertain weather expected for rest of the weekend - Low degradation so far on a "green! and slippery track

-Mercedes fastest all day on ultrasoft in warm conditions, but uncertain weather expected for rest of the weekend

- Low degradation so far on a "green! and slippery track with new softer compounds

- So far, around 0.6 seconds separate the ultrasoft and supersoft compounds: All three tyres are viable options for the race




The first free practice sessions of the year with the softer 2018 compounds was held in asphalt temperatures that peaked at 40 degrees centigrade (and 30 degrees ambient), with Mercedes fastest in both sessions but closely challenged by Red Bull in the afternoon.



Despite a brief red flag stoppage, the teams carried out plenty of running on all three compounds as they assessed the 2018 range of tyres in warm conditions for the first time.



As usual on the semi-permanent Albert Park track, which is rarely used outside of the grand prix, there was a very slippery surface today that should improve as more rubber is laid down




MARIO ISOLA - HEAD OF CAR RACING



“It’s early days, especially as this is the first warm running these tyres have had in conditions that we can directly compare to last year. On the longer runs, the pace of the frontrunners seems closely matched so far.



The complexion tomorrow might be altered completely by the forecast of rain, with uncertain weather perhaps persisting on Sunday as well. After the first day of running of a new season, there’s obviously a lot of data to sift through, and it's certain that the full picture is yet to emerge.



With the performance gap between soft and supersoft quite low from what we can see so far, and a bigger gap of 0.6 seconds to the ultrasoft, all three compounds appear to be viable options for the race strategy.”




Anthony Peacock - photo Pirelli

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/pirelli-f1-australian-gp-friday-practices---174028.html

23.03.2018 / MaP

More News

Renault Sport F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix Friday practices
23.03.2018
2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Friday  Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz gave the Renault R.S.18 its season track debut at Albert Park today as preparations got underway for the season-opening Rolex Australian Grand Prix. more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian GP Friday Practices
23.03.2018
2018 Australian Grand Prix - Friday  Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport shows promising pace in Friday practice •    Lewis finished the first session of the year in P1 with Valtteri in P2 more >>
McLaren F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix practices review
23.03.2018
2018 Australian Grand Prix – free practice In the bright midday sun, and with the track temperatures peaking at around 45 degrees Celsius, Formula 1 2018 officially got underway. Both Fernando and Stoffel had a cautious star more >>
Haas F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix Friday practices review
23.03.2018
Event:  Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) Date:  Friday, March 23Location:  Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit   Layout:  5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn trackFP1 Weather:  Sunny more >>
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Australian GP Friday practices
23.03.2018
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Practice Friday  23.03.2018   The 2018 FIA Formula 1 racing season has officially started. The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has had a busy day of free practices ahead of the Australi more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Australian GP practice review
23.03.2018
Australian Grand Prix Practice Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer: Today went well from the perspective that we achieved all the things we set out to do. There was a minor problem with the radio which lost Sergey some time this morning, and more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian Grand-Prix Friday practices
23.03.2018
2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX   SERGIO PEREZ - VJM11-01FP1    1:26.767    P16    26 lapsFP2    1:25.413    P12    30 more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian Grand-Prix Friday practices
23.03.2018
2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 23/03/2018Brendon Hartley (STR13-03, Car 28)First Practice SessionBest lap: 1:27.745, pos. 18th, 16 lapsSecond Practice SessionBest lap: 1:25.925, pos. 16th, 41 laps more >>
Melbourne - Australian GP Practice 2 classification
23.03.2018
ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, MelbourneFriday, March 23rd  20181     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:23.931       &nbs more >>
Melbourne - Australian GP Practice 1 classification
23.03.2018
ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, MelbourneFriday, March 23rd  2018 1     44     Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes     1:24.026     & more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
20.03.2018
Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 Round 1 of  21Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit23-25 MARCH 2018   The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is officially about to get underway! The season is set to start at Aus more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
20.03.2018
AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXAlbert Park CircuitMelbourne    Pierre Gasly (Car 10):“I am very excited to get to Australia because it is the first race of the year but it i more >>
McLaren F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix preview
19.03.2018
Australian Grand Prix  2018 Albert Park, Melbourne23-25 March 2018Start time: 16:10 local, 06:10 BST, 07:10 CETRace laps: 58 Tyre choice: Yellow Soft, red Supersoft, purple Ultrasoft   more >>
Softer and faster Pirelli P Zero tyres make their competition debut in Melbourne
19.03.2018
Although the tyre nomination for the Australian Grand Prix is the same as last year – soft, supersoft and ultrasoft – the compounds are all a step softer in 2018, contributing to the big performance increase already seen in pre-season testing. With new cars, new drivers, variable weather, and plenty of track evolution, Melbourne is always one of the most unpr more >>
Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team ready to start the 2018 racing season in Australia
19.03.2018
Preview – 2018 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix1st Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 23rd to 25th March 2018The await is over. After a long winter, the F1 season opener in Australia has a special tast more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 - Stat Attack: Australia and Beyond
19.03.2018
2018 Australian Grand Prix Timetable  Session          Local Time (AEDT)          Brackley (GMT)          Stuttgart (CET) more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
19.03.2018
Australian Grand-Prix 2018Albert ParkToto WolffWe’re excited to go racing again. Everything we’ve done over the past months were just the first steps on the road to start our more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian Grand-Prix preview
19.03.2018
2018 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX   Sergio Perez : “The race in Melbourne is something I look forward to all winter. It’s a really cool place to start the season. I love the city and it’s probably one of my favourite pl more >>
Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
17.03.2018
Romain GROSJEAN, driver car 8 In 2016, Haas F1 Team was starting from scratch, and that had its own unique challenges. To get ready for 2017, the team had to race its 2016 car while simultaneously developing the 2017 car. It’s w more >>
Haas F1 driver Kevin Magnussen quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
17.03.2018
Kevin MAGNUSSEN, driver car 20   In 2016, Haas F1 Team was starting from scratch, and that had its own unique challenges. To get ready for 2017, the team had to race its 2016 car while simultaneously develop more >>
Haas F1 Team Melbourne stats and facts
17.03.2018
Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit•    Total number of race laps: 58 •    Complete race distance: 307.574 kilometers (191.118 miles)•    Pit lane speed limit: 60 kph (37 mph) more >>
Haas F1 Team Australian Grand-Prix preview
17.03.2018
With F1 Season Opener in Australia,  Haas F1 Team Seeks to Carve its Spot in  Upper Echelon of Ultra-Competitive Midfield It’s a different kind of Australian Open as the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship more >>
Carlos Sainz quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
16.03.2018
Down to business   Carlos Sainz begins his first full season with Renault Sport Formula One Team in Melbourne, a circuit which has played kindly for him in his first three Formula 1 seasons. more >>
Nico Hülkenberg quotes ahead of Australian Grand-Prix
16.03.2018
Chomping at the bitNico Hülkenberg enters his eighth season in Formula 1 with high expectations and the will to succeed. Now, with one season under his belt at Enstone, The Hulk is raring to race around the picturesq more >>
Renault Sport F1 Rolex Australian Grand-Prix preview
16.03.2018
FORMULA 1 2018 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXForeword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril AbiteboulAhead of us is a very long 21-race calendar during which many things will happen. This puts a premium on s more >>
Pirelli selected sets per driver for Australian Grand-Prix
13.03.2018
The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Australian Grand Prix (March, 23-25).- Anthony Peacock, photo Pirelli more >>
McLaren-Honda F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand-Prix 2017 Albert Park Circuit“A LITTLE BIT OF A MILESTONE TODAY” Stoffel Vandoorne earned McLaren-Honda its first race finish of the season in today’s Australian Grand Prix, coming home in 13th posi more >>
Renault Sport F1 Australian Grand-Prix race review
26.03.2017
We have the performance potential; we must maximise every opportunityRenault Sport Formula One Team began its 2017 season at Albert Park with Nico Hülkenberg finishing just shy of the points in eleventh. Jolyon Palmer ma more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Australian Grand-Prix race review
26.03.2017
• Max's 5th place is his best finish at the Australian Grand Prix.• Daniel retires after 25 laps.• Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for the second time in his career.• Team takes 10 points from first race weekend of 2017. more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand Prix  Race Notes•    Felipe Massa finished the Australian Grand Prix sixth, securing eight points for the team, whilst a front left brake failure for Lance Stroll cut his Formula One debut short more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 26/03/2017 Carlos Sainz (STR12-03, Car 55)Race: pos. 8th “A tricky race! Obviously, with this new generation of cars, we didn’t know really what to expect, but to fi more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix - Sunday  Formula One back with a bang, as Silver Arrows score double podium in Melbourne •    Lewis Hamilton came home in P2 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit to claim his 105th Formula One p more >>
Sauber F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Race Sunday 26.03.2017Weather: sunny and dry, 24-25°C air, 31-37°C trackMixed feelings for the Sauber F1 Team during its 25th anniversary more >>
Pirelli F1 Australian Grand Prix race review
26.03.2017
2017 Australian Grand Prix, Race- Vettel claims victory for Ferrari with a one-stop strategy as Formula 1's new era makes a spectacular star- Identical ultrasoft-soft strategy for top four finishers- Four other differ more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
2017 FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXAlbert Park Circuit, Melbourne Sahara Force India scored seven points today in Melbourne as Sergio Perez raced to a well-earned seventh place finish, while Esteban Ocon scored his first point in Formula more >>
Haas F1 Australian GP race review
26.03.2017
Australian Grand Prix (Round 1 of 20)Date:  Sunday, March 26   Location:  Albert Park Circuit in MelbourneLayout:  5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile), 16-turn circuitWeather:  SunnyAir Temps:  23.8-24. more >>
F1 Australian GP Race result
26.03.2017
F1 - ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIXAlbert Park Circuit, MelbourneSunday, March 26th 20171     5     Sebastian Vettel     Ferrari     57     1:24:11.672     25 more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Australian GP qualifying review
25.03.2017
 2017 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Albert Park Circuit - Saturday, March 25th 2017Carlos Sainz (STR12-03, Car 55)Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:25.948, pos. 8th, 11 lapsQualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:25.542, (Q2) 1:24.997., more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Australian Grand Prix qualifiyng
25.03.2017
Max Verstappen fifth as Daniel Ricciardo crashes out in Australian Grand-Prix QualifyingMax Verstappen is set to start the Australian Grand Prix from fifth place on the grid, but Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of home glory were dealt a cruel blow when he more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright