Pirelli says two-stop faster at Silverstone
16 July 2017 – Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says a two-stop strategy will be the quickest approach to the British Grand Prix, should the race take place in dry conditions.
With low degradation on Super Softs (less than 0.15 sec/lap), the ideal strategy – in theory – is a two-stop, comprising two Super Soft stints (15 + 15 laps) and a 22-lap stint on Softs.
A one-stop plan, made up of one stint on Super Softs (21 laps) and a 31-lap stint on Softs, would be "very close" behind a two-stop.
With high degradation on Super Softs (more than 0.15 sec/lap), the fastest strategy is still a two-stop, but featuring a 14-lap Super Soft stint followed by two stints on Softs (19 + 19 laps).
A one-stop, with a 20-lap stint on Softs, and a 32-lap stint on Mediums, would also be an "interesting" option, according to Pirelli's data.
Current weather forecasts predict that light rain will arrive late morning and linger ahead of the race.
Tyre sets available for the British Grand Prix: