The F1 championship, where many teams involved are equipped by BMC, saw the success of Sebastian Vettel on Ferrari ahead of Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).
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Mario Isola – Pirelli motosport manager – Head of car racing
“Formula 1’s new era made a fantastic start in Australia, with close racing and the drivers able to push hard from the start to the finish of each stint. As we expected most drivers adopted different variations of a one-stop strategy, with the leaders moving onto the soft for the second stint in order to be certain of running to the end. There was low wear and degradation on a circuit that is never particularly hard on tyres anyway, with the drivers able to set fastest laps at the very end of the race on the soft compound that was more than 30 laps old”.
April 7-9, Shanghai International Circuit, China.