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Formula One: Likely strategy and tyres remaining for the German GP

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix. Conditions remained warm and dry throughout the session, with track temperatures of 38 degrees centigrade at the mid-point of qualifying. Rosberg’s pole time of 1m14.363s was more than two seconds faster than the 2014 pole (1m16.540s).

The Mercedes drivers were the only ones to get through Q1 using the soft tyre only, while all the others fitted the supersoft – reckoned to be around 1.5 seconds faster on the German track. From Q2 onwards, all the drivers utilised just the supersoft tyres in qualifying and this is the compound that the top 10 will start on tomorrow. Although yesterday 1.5 seconds separated the soft and supersoft compounds, the gap today seemed to be reduced at around 1 second.

Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director: “It looks like we might be seeing a mixture of two and three stop strategies tomorrow, with the running up to now showing that there could be a few quite different approaches to the race. A lot will obviously depend on the weather, which still appears to be changeable. Mercedes handed themselves a potential advantage by saving themselves an additional set of supersofts, so it will be interesting to see if they can capitalise upon that tomorrow.”

How the tyres behaved today:
Medium: Not used during qualifying but might be used in the race as tactics will vary.
Soft: Used by the Mercedes drivers only to get through Q1: could be key to the race.
Supersoft: Around 1.5s faster than the soft on Friday; around 1 sec. gap seen in quali.

Possible race strategies and maximum laps*:
Pirelli recommends that the following numbers of laps are not exceeded on each compound:
Soft = 29 laps
Supersoft = 22 laps

On this basis, the optimal pit-stop strategies predicted by Pirelli are as follows:

QUICKEST
Three-stopper: three stints on supersoft + one stint on soft
SECOND-QUICKEST
Two-stopper: two stints on supersoft + one stint on soft (maximizing the stints on supersoft)
THIRD QUICKEST
Two-stopper: two stints on supersoft + one stint on soft (maximizing the single stint on soft)
SLOWEST
Two-stopper: one stint on supersoft + two stints on soft

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Formula One: Rio vs. Woking

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Representing your country in the Olympics for many is a thing of dreams, in 2008 Tom Stallard did just that. Taking Silver in the Men’s Eight Rowing for Team GB. After achieving one dream you might wonder what did he do next?

In what might seem like a strange career move he joined Mclaren, ultimately becoming Jenson Button’s race engineer. Mobil One’s the grid spent time with Tom to hear more about his story and what drives him forward.

Formula One: Catch an Uber with Mika Häkkinen TODAY

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Two time Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion Mika Häkkinen, will today be offering Uber users the chance of a ride with him to promote Join the Pact, Johnnie Walker’s global responsible drinking campaign.

Ahead of the Hockenheim Grand Prix, Mika Häkkinen will be available as a driver on the
Uber app. On 26 July he will drive the streets of Berlin and personally urge all Berliners to
Join the Pact to never drink and drive. Thanks to the partnership with Johnnie Walker, the
world’s leading Scotch Whisky brand, and Uber, everyone on the app will have the chance
to have Mika Häkkinen pick them up as their very own driver. Additionally, all new customers signing up to Uber in Germany will be offered a €20 credit when they use the

As well as the opportunity of a lifetime to win a ride with F1 legend Mika Häkkinen, Johnnie Walker is pledging to deliver 1km of free rides home for every pledge received to Join the Pact. This is part of its global commitment to deliver 5,000,000 kms of safe rides home

“I am delighted to be in Berlin with Johnnie Walker to promote the importance of never
drinking and driving ahead of the Hockenheim grand prix this weekend. I’m hoping we’ll get a great response from Berliners and deliver tens of thousands of pledges to Join the Pact to never drink and drive. I’ll be playing my part as an Uber driver – making sure Berliners get a safe rides home.”

Karin Campos, Corporate Relations Director Germany said:

“Since 2006 Johnnie Walker is committed to creating a safe environment for everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly and getting home safely is part of this. With our Join the Pact activation in Berlin together with Mika Häkkinen, our global responsible drinking ambassador, and the additional Uber partnership we follow on from our global goal to get 5
million commitments to Join the pact and never drink and drive by 2018.”

Mika Häkkinen has visited more than 40 countries with this programme and has secured
over 1 million signatures to Join the Pact.

You can follow Mika’s Uber Experience through these links:

Dressed like machines live stream with Mika in Uber 13.15 – 13.35

https://www.facebook.com/DressedLikeMachines/?fref=ts

Johnnie Walker Facebook Germany live stream with Mika in Uber 13.45 – 14.15

https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerDeutschland/

JWGP Comment: ” Getting Uber into F1 is the ambition of any self respecting sports agency working around the sport, this light touch approach through Diageo will be a neat experiment for Uber. hopefully it will lead to a much broader involvement in 2017″

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