What possible strategies for the 2024 British Grand Prix?

Pirelli has revealed the different possible strategies for the British Grand Prix. A one-man race should be the preferred solution at the Silverstone circuit... if it doesn't rain.

Published on 07/07/2024 à 11:30

Dorian Grangier

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What possible strategies for the 2024 British Grand Prix?

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The manufacturer of the Formula 1, Pirelli, has revealed the different possible strategies for the British GP. According to the Italian supplier, teams must opt ​​for a single-stop strategy at Silverstone, a more efficient choice in particular due to the length of the pit lane on the English track. However, strategies will be dictated by the potential arrival of rain, which threatens the race this Sunday afternoon.

According to Pirelli, if the race remains on a dry track, the drivers have four strategic options. If starting on Softs, the first stop should take place around the 20th lap to put on Mediums or Hards, depending on the degradation of the remaining rubber and new tires. If a driver decides to start on Medium tires, he will have to extend his stint until around the 27th lap if he wants to put on Hard tires, and until the 33rd lap if he wants to use Softs at the end of the race.

In terms of the remaining sets of tires for the British GP, due to the Free Practice sessions disrupted by rain, all drivers still have a new set of Hard tires and at least one set of unused Medium tires (two for pilots McLaren, Aston Martin, Alpine, Williams et Daniel Ricciardo). All the drivers eliminated before Q3 have at least one new set of Soft tires... including four for Sergio Pérez, eliminated in Q1 after going off the track.

As a reminder, Pirelli brought to Great Britain the hardest tires in its range on the Silverstone track: the C1 (hard), the C2 (medium) and the C3 (soft).

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

07/07/2024 at 12:14 a.m.

The very British rain could come and completely reshuffle the cards!!

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