At certain events, teams may be given an extra set of 'primes' or 'options' for use in P1 and P2 for
evaluation purposes. Teams will be given at least a week’s notice when either of these scenarios is to
occur.Teams are free to use wet tyres as they see fit during qualifying and the race. However, during thepreceding practice sessions, they may only be used if the track has been declared wet by the racedirector. If a race is started behind the safety car due to heavy rain, the use of wet tyres iscompulsory. Wet tyres are denoted by blue sidewall lettering, with green for intermediates.Unless wet tyres have been used, drivers must use both dry tyre compounds during a race andfailure to do so will see them excluded from the results. Or if the race is suspended and can't berestarted, 30 seconds will be added to the elapsed race time of any driver who hasn't used bothcompounds.All tyres are given a bar code at the start of the weekend so that the FIA can closely monitor theiruse and ensure that no team is breaking regulationsPRACTICE & QUALIFYINGAt each Grand Prix meeting all race drivers may participate in two one and a half-hour practicesessions on Friday (Thursday at Monaco), a one-hour session on Saturday morning and a qualifyingsession on Saturday afternoon. While individual practice sessions are not compulsory, a driver musttake part in at least one Saturday session to be eligible for the race.Saturday's one-hour qualifying session is split into three distinct parts, each with multiple drivers ontrack simultaneously, and each with the drivers running as many laps as they want:
All 26 cars may run laps at any time during the first 20 minutes of the hour. At the end of thefirst 20 minutes, the eight slowest cars drop out and fill the final eight grid places. However, anydriver whose best Q1 lap time exceeds 107 percent of the fastest time set during that session willnot be allowed to take part in the race.(Under exceptional circumstances, which could include setting a suitable lap time in a practicesession, the stewards may allow the driver to start the race. Should there be more than one driveraccepted in this manner, the grid order will be determined by the stewards.)
After a seven-minute break, the times will be reset and the 18 remaining cars then will then runin a 15-minute session - again they may complete as many laps as they want at any time during thatperiod. At the end of the 15 minutes, the eight slowest cars drop out and fill places 11 to 18 on thegrid.
After a further eight-minute break, the times are reset and a final 10-minute session will featurea shootout between the remaining 10 cars to decide pole position and the starting order for the top