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Strategy for Canada (and others)

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#1 SpeedRacer`

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:28

The best strategy imo on normal tracks with normal tyre wear (i.e. excluding Monaco):

1) Q1 - qualify on hards

2) Q2 - qualify on hards*

3) Q3 - qualify on hards

4) If you didn't make it through to Q3, use a fresh set of hards

5) Strategy as follows:

New softs
New softs
New softs

6) Own.

* If you are sure you can get through to Q3, then it may be worth doing one run on softs for Q2 - but only for top teams and on tracks with low deg.


#2 Dunder

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:06

Teams will have to see how the degradation is on Friday and work out possible strategies from there.

If it is similar or slightly better than what was seen last year they will all be trying to get through to Q3 and qualifying as high as possible with the supersoft.
If it is significantly worse than last year then they are going to have to be inventive.

#3 Disgrace

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:17

I'm still trying to get my head around Pirelli bringing super softs to Canada. If there's going to be a race where teams don't bother qualifying to preserve rubber, this will be it surely.

I also suspect Button, if he gets into Q3, will qualify on the harder compound tyre.

Practice will be fascinating.

Edited by Disgrace, 31 May 2011 - 11:17.

#4 wattoroos

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:37

Strategy has been different for every race but in canada if like last year, we will have car finishing on rims, unless the pirellis deal with circuit better than bridgestone