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Tyre available for the race: 2018 Canada Grand Prix

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Strategy proved to be a key element of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix, with both Mercedes and Ferrari drivers using the ultrasoft rather than the hypersoft to set their fastest times in Q2. As a result, they will start the race on this compound, which should allow them to carry out a longer first stint than their rivals on the faster Pink hypersoft tyre – which is around a second quicker per lap.

The final top-10 qualifying shoot-out was run exclusively on the hypersoft, with Vettel beating Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas to pole and setting a new lap record of the Montréal circuit. With the top two on the grid starting on the ultrasoft, the highest-placed hypersoft starter will be Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third. Temperatures remained dry and warm, with 25 degrees ambient and 36 degrees centigrade on track.

MARIO ISOLA – HEAD OF CAR RACING: “Qualifying went as we expected, with an important strategic element as Mercedes and Ferrari chose the ultrasoft to set their fastest times in Q2 and therefore start the race. This has the advantage of a longer life than the hypersoft, but it is theoretically slower off the line, so the start tomorrow will be very interesting. With a wide mix of possible tactics and a historically high chance of a safety car, it’s particularly hard to make any predictions. This isn’t a race where qualifying has the biggest influence on final results, so the most important thing during the grand prix will be to react efficiently to circumstances and opportunities as they happen.”

HOW THE TYRES BEHAVED IN QUALIFYING
HYPERSOFT -Used by the majority of drivers in qualifying: the fastest tyre here.
ULTRASOFT – The talking point in quali, with Mercedes and Ferrari using them in Q2.
SUPERSOFT – Not seen in qualifying but might form part of the strategy tomorrow.

FREE PRACTICE 3 – TOP 3 TIMES
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND
Verstappen 	1m11.599s HYPERSOFT NEW
Vettel		1m11.648s HYPERSOFT NEW
Raikkonen 	1m11.650s HYPERSOFT NEW

QUALIFYING TOP 10
DRIVER 		TIME 	  COMPOUND
Vettel 		1m10.764s HYPERSOFT NEW
Bottas		1m10.857s HYPERSOFT NEW
Verstappen 	1m10.937s HYPERSOFT NEW
Hamilton	1m10.996s HYPERSOFT NEW
Raikkonen 	1m11.095s HYPERSOFT NEW
Ricciardo	1m11.116s HYPERSOFT NEW
Hulkenberg 	1m11.973s HYPERSOFT NEW
Ocon		1m12.084s HYPERSOFT NEW
Sainz 		1m12.168s HYPERSOFT NEW
Perez		1m12.671s HYPERSOFT NEW

MOST LAPS BY COMPOUND SO FAR
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 		LAPS
SUPERSOFT 	Leclerc 	33
ULTRASOFT	Ericsson	27
HYPERSOFT 	Hartley 	27

BEST TIME BY COMPOUND SO FAR
COMPOUND 	DRIVER 		TIME
SUPERSOFT 	Hamilton 	1m12.777s
ULTRASOFT	Bottas		1m11.514s
HYPERSOFT 	Vettel 		1m10.764s
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