(Pirelli Motorsport Media)
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position having claimed top spot on the iconic circuit. The double world champion set the pace with a time of 1m 15.098s suing a brand new set of the new Pirelli P-Zero Red walled Super Soft tyre.
The entire top ten will start the race on the Super Soft tyre. The Super Soft tyre is 1 second faster than the Yellow walled Soft compound tyre.
The Italian manufacturer is suggesting a one stop strategy is the best option when starting the race on the Super Soft tyre and making the stop on lap 27 of the 78 lap race finishing the event on the Yellow walled Soft compound tyre.
Speaking following the session Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery commented saying:
‘Qualifying in Monaco is probably the most important session of the year, and we were pleased with the way that our new supersoft tyre performed during the tight battle for supremacy. We would expect a one-stop strategy for most competitors tomorrow, unless something unusual happens with the weather – which we saw a hint of today.’
© Ben Johnston 2015