The head of the Pirelli auto racing division, Mario Isola, commented on the results of the Russian Grand Prix …
Mario Izola: “It was hot in Sochi – the air temperature exceeded + 30C. This year we brought line-ups to the stage one step softer than last season, and in the race we saw various options for the start.
Usually the race in Sochi was held with one pit stop. In general, it happened so today, but the teams used all three rosters, following different strategies. The key was to keep the tires from overheating, especially the Soft compound. At the same time, we saw quite long segments on Hard.
Our congratulations to Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes – the team holds an unrivaled record for victories at the Russian Grand Prix. “