After a one week break, the action starts again in the UK, in one of the msot famous and historic circuit of the Formula 1 calendar: Silverstone.
Pirelli, the italian tyres manufacturer, will bring the hardest compunds available for the english circuit: the C1 as the white hard, the C2 as the yellow medium and the C2 as the red Soft.
The 5.9 km track has been resurfaced before this year edition; it’s one of the most demanding of the year, with Maggots, Becketts and Chapel sequence.
Both one and two stops were used last year, in a race that was (unusually) affected by two safety cars. All the drivers who made a second pit stop did so during the safety car, a tactic that helped Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel to win the grand prix.
“The new asphalt has only been laid very recently, so it’s going to be interesting to see what the effect of this will be in competition. It could make a circuit that is already fast even faster." Said Mario Isola, Pirelli's Head of Car Racing. "We’re nominating effectively the same compound selection as we did last year, which should be well-suited to cornering demands that are among the highest of the year, along with places like Spa and Suzuka. With the new asphalt and famously variable British weather, there will definitely be a few unknowns heading into this year’s Silverstone race. This makes the exercise of data-gathering in free practice even more important than usual, in order to come up with the best strategy”.
Here are the tyres nominnes per driver for the British Grand Prix.