Long run pace from FP2 in Japan

  • Published on 05 Oct 2018 15:51
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Mercedes pulled clear of Ferrari during the qualifying simulation programmes in Japan, with Lewis Hamilton finishing over eight-tenths of a second ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

In the long run pace Mercedes still appears to have the upper hand but going by the times, things seem a lot closer on the soft compound, the middle tyre that Pirelli has brought to the Suzuka Circuit this weekend.

Each driver set a representative series of laps on the yellow-walled soft tyre, while Kimi Raikkonen set just one lap on the red-walled super soft compound. Below, you can see the list of the times from each driver from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. 

Super SOFT TYRE
Hamilton  Bottas Vettel Raikkonen Ricciardo Verstappen
1:33.830 1:35.344 1:34.655 1:33.400 1:34.958 1:34.591
1:34.227 1:35.063 1:34.123   1:35.096 1:34.964
1:35.050 1:35.331 1:35.532   1:35.101 1:35.313
1:34.661 1:34.902 1:35.232   1:34.889 1:35.150
1:34.430 1:34.669 1:34.896   1:35.357 1:35.332
1:34.373 1:34.559 1:35.704   1:35.487 1:35.176
1:34.190   1:35.334   1:35.379 1:35.032
    1:35.240      
    1:35.166      
    1:35.553      
           
Average Average Average Average Average Average
1:34.394 1:34.978 1:35.144 1:33.400 1:35.181 1:35.080

 

SOFT TYRE 
Hamilton  Bottas Vettel Raikkonen Ricciardo Verstappen
1:33.433 1:33.858 1:33.560 1:34.357 1:34.137 1:34.050
1:33.320 1:34.350 1:33.703 1:34.459 1:34.033 1:34.092
1:33.378 1:33.815 1:33.569 1:34.911 1:33.934 1:34.474
1:33.612 1:34.049 1:33.505 1:35.022 1:33.491 1:34.138
1:33.563   1:33.517 1:35.395 1:34.218 1:34.555
1:33.584     1:35.689 1:33.788 1:34.831
      1:35.159 1:33.619 1:34.226
      1:35.185   1:34.174
      1:35.216    
      1:35.654    
      1:35.344    
      1:35.663    
      1:35.489    
           
Average Average Average Average Average Average
1:33.482 1:34.018 1:33.771 1:35.196 1:33.889 1:34.318

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  • boudy

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    Thanks guys, great overview.

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    • Oct 5 2018 - 23:07

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