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

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BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, BAHRAIN - FEBRUARY 20: Pirelli tyres during the Pre-Season Test at

Formula 1 will return to Great Britain for the final race of an exciting triple header, and Pirelli have confirmed what tyres will be in play during the event at Silverstone.

As is always the case at the iconic circuit, F1’s official tyre suppliers have chosen their three hardest dry tyre compounds – C1 as hard, C2 as medium and C3 as soft – for the 18-corner track, which is one of the most demanding for the car-tyre package.

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Drivers will get two sets of the hard tyre (marked white), three sets of the medium tyre (marked yellow), and eight sets of the soft tyre (marked red), as well as the green intermediate tyre and the blue full wets, should they be required.

Highlighting the challenge that awaits at Silverstone, Pirelli’s weekend preview reads: “5.861 kilometres long, the track is the fifth longest on the calendar after Spa-Francorchamps (7.004 km), Jeddah (6.175 km), Las Vegas (6.120 km) and Baku (6.003 km).

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“It features 18 corners and is one of the most exciting and also one of the most demanding for the car-tyre package. Some corner combinations, such as those from 10 to 14 – Maggots, Becketts and Chapel – are taken at high speed and generate lateral forces on the tyres and drivers of over 5G: the average figure at Silverstone is similar to that seen at Spa and Suzuka.

“This, along with other technical aspects, means that as is always the case here, the compounds chosen for this round are the hardest in the range. The front axle comes under the greatest strain and the prevalence of right hand turns means that the left front is the tyre that wears the most.”

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Pirelli also pointed to the impact of the conditions at this particular event, adding: “The weather in England in the summer can always be very changeable, a further factor to be taken into consideration, especially as conditions can change very rapidly.

“Last year the entire race was run in the dry, with the soft a somewhat surprising protagonist, with only two teams not using it. However, the most used compound was the medium, which was used to complete half the overall mileage. The great majority of drivers went for a one-stop strategy, even if in the past, a two-stop had been a popular choice.”

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

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