One of the class of newcomers, the Lusail International Circuit was originally designed for motorcycle racing but now plays host to F1®. With the main straight dominating the track’s layout, Lusail can be an intense circuit, with plenty of high-speed action.
Suggested car setup for the Lusail International Circuit:
- Medium speed cornering is crucial
- Focusing on medium speed dirty air cornering is also recommended
- Balanced circuit
While Qatar’s circuit will eat up your tyres, the consistent weather and tough turns mean you can plan your pit stops.
- If the safety car appears at Lusail, you can mask your tyre changes while the whole circuit is held behind a yellow flag.
- By starting on mediums, your drivers can gain places in the opening laps and then swap to hards to maintain their position.
- Plan to stay on the hards until the end of the race, but swap back to mediums if the virtual safety car or safety car comes out in the final 20 laps.
Towards the end of a sweltering race in Qatar, Zhou has one pit stop still to make. Which tyre will give him the best chance to take on the cars ahead? In the face of high degradation, can he or his teammate gain any more places before the chequered flag? Make the right choices to get a haul of points for Alfa Romeo and overtake Haas in the Constructors' standings!
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