What possible strategies for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix?

Pirelli has revealed the different possible strategies for the Austrian Grand Prix. A two-stop race should be the preferred solution at the Spielberg circuit.

Published on 30/06/2024 à 12:00

Dorian Grangier

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What possible strategies for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix?

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The manufacturer of the Formula 1, Pirelli, has revealed the different possible strategies for the Austrian GP. According to the Italian supplier, the teams must opt ​​for a two-stop strategy at Spielberg, a more efficient choice as temperatures are expected to be high on the Red Bull ring.

According to Pirelli, drivers should start on Medium tires – the Soft tire, which deteriorates quickly, should be avoided this Sunday – in order to have better traction at launch. Regardless of the strategy implemented, the first stop would in any case occur around the 20th lap if the first stint is carried out on Medium tires.

Depending on the degradation of the tires, three options are available to the teams on the Austrian track: a Medium – Hard – Medium strategy with a second stop around the 48th lap, a Medium – Hard – Hard strategy with a passage to the pits towards the 45th lap, or a Medium – Hard – Soft strategy by extending the second stint until around the 59th lap, to attack at the end of the race.

In terms of the remaining sets of tires for the Austrian GP, ​​all drivers still have at least one new set of Medium tires. Some even have two new sets of Mediums, like the drivers Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren et Alpine. McLaren drivers and Aston Martin are, however, the only ones to no longer have any unused Hard Erasers, unlike the rest of the board. Drivers eliminated before Q3 still have new Soft tires available.

As a reminder, Pirelli brought to Austria the softest tires in its range on the Spielberg track: the C3 (hard), the C4 (medium) and the C5 (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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