Pirelli today has confirmed the tire choice for the forthcoming British Grand Prix, which is P Zero Silver hard (prime) and P Zero Yellow soft (option) as previously announced a month ago. The Italian company also revealed the choices for the next two grands prix in Germany and Hungary.

For the German Grand Prix, held at the Nurburgring this year, the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tires will be used as prime and option respectively: just as was the case at the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

For the tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit in Hungary, the choice is P Zero Yellow soft (prime) and P Zero Red supersoft (option): the same nomination that was made in Monaco and Canada.

Silverstone is one of the quickest tracks of the year, requiring the use of the hard tire to cope with the sustained high speeds that are a characteristic of the British circuit. The soft tires as an option will give the teams plenty of opportunity to make use of race strategy.

The Nurburgring contains a wide variety of speeds and corners, making it ideal territory for the medium tire – which has a very versatile range. The soft tire is expected to be faster, so it is likely to be used in qualifying by all the frontrunners.

The Hungaroring contains several tight corners and a low average speed, making it best suited to the two softest compounds in the P Zero range, which are capable of delivering the maximum performance and grip.

Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery commented: “Our nominations are designed to maximize the opportunities for strategy and find the right compromise between performance and durability. For Silverstone, we are confirming the decision we took a few weeks ago, after once more consulting all the teams, and for the next two races we have arrived at what we feel to be the best solution based on the information that we have so far. As has been the case up to now this year, we think that there will be quite a wide variety of different strategies for the next three grands prix, but for all the races it’s reasonably hard to predict how many pit stops there will be: it ultimately depends on the strategy and strengths of each individual car and team.”

P Zero Red

P Zero  Yellow

P Zero White

P Zero Silver

Australia

Soft

Hard

Malaysia

Soft

Hard

China

Soft

Hard

Turkey

Soft

Hard

Spain

Soft

Hard

Monaco

Super Soft

Soft

Canada

Super Soft

Soft

Europe

Soft

Medium

Britain

Soft

Hard

Germany

Soft

Medium

Hungary

Super Soft

Soft

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