What tyres will the teams and drivers have for the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix?
Part two of the triple header sees the F1 circus head to Zandvoort for the Dutch Grand Prix, and Pirelli have announced which tyres they have allocated for this weekend’s action.
Formula 1’s official tyre supplier have nominated their three hardest tyre compounds – last seen at the British Grand Prix – which means the teams will be able to call upon the C1 hard tyre (x2 sets), the C2 medium tyre (x3 sets) and the C5 soft tyre (x8 sets).
“Zandvoort proved to be a spectacular addition to the calendar last year, and the most challenging parts for tyres are the banked Turns 3 and 14, which are taken at high speed and place sustained combined forces on the car: downforce as well as lateral demands,” said Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Mario Isola.
“Along with the other overall demands of the circuit layout, this is why we have nominated the hardest three compounds in the range for only the fourth time in 2022, after Bahrain, Spain and Great Britain.
“The new car/tyre package this season should make overtaking easier on a track where it was hard to pass last year: the majority of drivers stopped just once to maintain track position, but this time there could be more of a focus on the softer compounds – which might lead to more two-stoppers and drivers pushing even harder.”
Zandvoort will also play host to both the Formula 2 and Formula 3 races this weekend, and Pirelli have allocated the white hard tyre and the red soft tyre for the F2 action, while the F3 teams will be able to call upon the yellow medium tyre.