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What tyres will the teams and drivers have for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix?

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After Max Verstappen's win in Spain, Formula 1 moves swiftly on to Spielberg and the Austrian Grand Prix in the second leg of this current triple header of action.

Pirelli have confirmed what tyres will be used in Austria, with the Sprint format also in play for the third time this year, following China and Miami. As usual F1’s official tyre suppliers have chosen their three softest dry tyre compounds – C3 as hard, C4 as medium and C5 as soft – for a track that has the lowest number of corners (10) and the shortest lap time on the F1 calendar.

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As it is a Sprint weekend, the allocation of tyres drops from 13 sets to 12, with drivers getting two sets of the hards (marked white), four of the mediums (marked yellow) and six of the softs (marked red). The number of wet weather sets remains the same (five intermediate and two wet).

"The Spielberg track surface is quite old and therefore is highly abrasive, but the lateral forces exerted on the tyres are decidedly lower than the average for the season, resulting in very limited wear overall," reads Pirelli's preview for the Austrian Grand Prix.

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"Traction out of the slow corners and stability under braking are key contributors to being competitive at this track.

"It is important to manage the tyres in such a way as to avoid overheating, especially if they run at high temperatures: those drivers who don’t manage to keep them cool enough could end up finding it difficult to fend off attacks from other cars, especially in the first and last sectors."

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Pirelli have also highlighted that, for the past two editions of this race, the two-stop strategy has proved quickest, running with medium and hard tyres. Last year, no driver opted to use the softs in the race.

For more information about Pirelli’s F1 tyres, visit pirelli.com.

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