Pirelli confirm tyre allocations for Silverstone and beyond 29 Jun 2011
Official tyre suppliers Pirelli have revealed which of their PZero tyre compounds will be taken to the forthcoming British, German and Hungarian rounds of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship.
At next weekends Silverstone race the hard and soft tyres will be used as prime and option choice respectively. Silverstone is one of the quickest tracks of the year, requiring the use of the hard tyre to cope with the sustained high speeds that are a characteristic of the British circuit. The soft tyres as an option will give the teams plenty of opportunity to make use of race strategy.
For the German event, to be held at the Nurburgring, the medium tyre will be the prime choice and the soft tyre the option, whilst for Hungarys tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit the soft and super-softs will have an outing as the prime and option compounds respectively.
Our nominations are designed to maximise the opportunities for strategy and find the right compromise between performance and durability, explained Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery. For Silverstone, we are confirming the decision we took a few weeks ago, after once more consulting all the teams, and for the next two races we have arrived at what we feel to be the best solution based on the information that we have so far.
As has been the case up to now this year, we think that there will be quite a wide variety of different strategies for the next three Grands Prix, but for all the races its reasonably hard to predict how many pit stops there will be: it ultimately depends on the strategy and strengths of each individual car and team.
Tyre compounds for the 2011 season:
Australia (Melbourne) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Malaysia (Sepang) - hard (prime), soft (option)
China (Shanghai) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Turkey (Istanbul) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Spain (Barcelona) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Monaco (Monte Carlo) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Canada (Montreal) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
Europe (Valencia) - medium (prime), super-soft (option)
Great Britain (Silverstone) - hard (prime), soft (option)
Germany (Nurburgring) - medium (prime), soft (option)
Hungary (Hungaroring) - soft (prime), super-soft (option)
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