Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari reckon one-stop strategy possible in Canadian Grand Prix

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari team manager Massimo Rivola reckon that some teams might be able to stop only once for tyres in the Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari reckon one-stop strategy possible in Canadian Grand Prix

Hamilton was quickest on Friday in Montreal, and felt the tyres held up well over long runs.

"Tyre degradation could be an issue, and it will be very close, Ferrari seem to have to have good tyre degradation at the back end of their car, at least in the last race, so it looks like it could be another one-stop race, with the tyres doing well over 30 laps," Hamilton said.

Rivola agreed with Hamilton's assessment.

"I think it will be one of the key points of the race," he said. "I don't know how many of us were convinced Monaco would be a one-stopper. Today we've seen very long runs from whoever has used the super softs more than us.

"We've seen [Sebastian] Vettel doing 19 laps on super softs while remaining very consistent. We've seen both Lotuses in FP1 doing 21 very consistent laps.

"On paper it's true it may seem like a one-stop race, but Sunday's temperatures will be very different from today's. With probably 15 degrees more in asphalt temperatures it might be a completely different scenario, so we'll need to be ready to react depending how it presents itself."

Hamilton added that the super soft compound lasted longer than expected but that it did not give the one-lap performance advantage that has been seen for most of 2012.

"I preferred the prime to be honest even though the soft did go a bit quicker. It wasn't as big as it normally is, it is normally quite a big gap but I think it is only three or four tenths difference," he said.

shares
comments
Paul di Resta reckons Q3 realistic for Force India in Canada after practice

Previous article

Paul di Resta reckons Q3 realistic for Force India in Canada after practice

Next article

Williams has concerns about Montreal qualifying pace

Williams has concerns about Montreal qualifying pace
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams Ferrari
Author Tom Mallett
How “overwhelming” McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve Plus

How “overwhelming” McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve

Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…

The German legend who raced and beat Nuvolari Plus

The German legend who raced and beat Nuvolari

Ninety years ago, Rudolf Caracciola became the first non-Italian to win the epic Mille Miglia. We look at how he stacks up to the most famous pre-war ace Tazio Nuvolari, one of the drivers he beat on that day in 1931

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams Plus

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings

A frantic wet race at Imola produced plenty of excitement and drama as drivers scrabbled for grip. Amid the hatful of mistakes and incidents that ensued, who kept their noses cleanest?

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves Plus

How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves

Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences

Formula 1
Apr 19, 2021
The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era Plus

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era

The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001

Formula 1
Apr 18, 2021
The clues Hamilton’s F1 contract afterthought gives to his future Plus

The clues Hamilton’s F1 contract afterthought gives to his future

The Formula 1 world reacted with surprise when it learned Lewis Hamilton’s long-awaited new Mercedes deal guarantees his presence on the grid only until the end of 2021. Both parties claimed publicly they were happy with the arrangement but, asks MARK GALLAGHER, is there more to it than that?

Formula 1
Apr 17, 2021
How a harshly ejected Red Bull star has been hooked by racing again Plus

How a harshly ejected Red Bull star has been hooked by racing again

Driver-turned-DJ Jaime Alguersuari lost his love for motorsport when he was booted out of Formula 1 just as he was starting to polish his rough edges. Having drifted from category to category then turned his back on racing altogether in 2015, he’s come full circle and is planning a return in karts for fun

Formula 1
Apr 17, 2021