Lewis Hamilton sped to his second pole position of the season on Bridgestone’s soft tyres today.
The reigning world champion will lead the pack for McLaren at the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow, but hot on his heels at the high speed circuit of Monza is Force India’s driver Adrian Sutil.
Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone tyres director of motorsport development, said: “Both the soft and medium Potenza have worked well here at Monza so far this weekend and we have no reason to expect any issues in the race. We have not seen graining and there has note been blistering either.
“This means that strategy options are very open. A one stop stragety is possible with our tyres so it will be interesting to see if this is used.”
Mr Hamashima added: “Today we had an interesting result in qualifying and I think that the difference in lap times in Q3 means that there will be different fuel strategies for tomorrow’s race.
“The times through the day, apart from in Q3, were very close so competitors are using our tyres well here in Monza.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team