Pirelli say Silverstone should be even faster this year!

08-07-2019 18:19
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Pirelli say Silverstone should be even faster this year!

Pirelli have said that they believe Silverstone will be even faster than expected due to the resurfacing of the track, and have therefore brought the hardest tyre selection possible to the British Grand Prix.

It is the third time this season that F1's tyre supplier has brought the C1, 2 and 3 compounds of tyre to a race, with Bahrain and Spain being the other two.

Pirelli's head of car and F1 racing, Mario Isola, said: “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. 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”.

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