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Pirelli Confirm Tyre Compounds for British Grand Prix

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Pirelli have today confirmed the tyre compounds that it will provide for the British Grand Prix, and announced the choices for the following two races.

For the race at Silverstone the cars will be sporting the hard PZero Silver and the soft PZero Yellow compounds. Two weeks later at the Nurburgring in Germany, the medium PZero White compound, which got its first outing in Valencia last weekend, will be paired with the Yellow soft tyre.

At the end of July, as Formula 1 heads to the tight and twisty Hungaroring, the soft compound becomes the prime tyre and the supersoft PZero Red tyre will be seen for the third time this season.

“Our nominations are designed to maximise the opportunities for strategy and find the right compromise between performance and durability,” explained Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director. “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.”

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