Thursday Tyre Abstract
- Ferrari was the workforce to beat in free follow, with Charles Leclerc edging out his workforce mate Carlos Sainz within the afternoon FP2 session – the one drivers dipping beneath the 1m12s barrier – whereas Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez topped the time sheets in FP1. All of them used the P Zero Purple delicate tyre to set their finest instances, with the softest compound within the vary (referred to as ‘C5’) making its 2021 debut at Monaco this weekend.
- Temperatures had been heat and dry all day with observe temperatures peaking at 45 levels centigrade throughout the afternoon FP2 session. This helped the drivers to keep up tyre temperature, though as traditional discovering a spot within the Monaco site visitors was a problem.
- The efficiency hole between the tyre compounds is as anticipated to this point: with round 0.8 seconds between the laborious and the medium, and an analogous hole between the medium and delicate.
Mario Isola – Pirelli’s Head of F1 & Automotive Racing
“The circuit was truly in good situation for FP2 specifically with important observe evolution, thanks additionally to the assist occasions. We noticed strong efficiency from all three compounds, with an analogous time hole between all of them. As anticipated, the groups targeting the laborious and medium within the morning adopted by the medium and delicate for his or her efficiency runs within the afternoon in preparation for qualifying – which in fact, takes place the day after tomorrow in Monaco.
Because of this observe situations could also be barely totally different by the point we get to the essential qualifying session – with a slight threat of rain earlier than FP3, which could reset the asphalt situations. Situations had been fairly heat as we speak, with observe temperatures being a key affect on tyre put on and degradation, which is kind of low in Monaco. In consequence, we’ve seen nothing as we speak to recommend that groups will deviate from the standard one-stopper at Monaco, with the delicate and the medium most well-liked, judging from as we speak’s run plans.”
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