Pirelli Motorsport has revealed the compounds of the various drivers and teams for F1 British GP on July 12-14 as Mercedes has one less of soft from Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
As revealed earlier, Pirelli is bringing the C1 (hard), C2 (medium) and C3 (soft) for the F1 British GP at Silverstone circuit. Interestingly, the tyre strategy has Mercedes drivers opt for one less of the soft compound than Ferrari and Red Bull.
Both the Mercedes drivers have chosen eight sets of the soft compound, which is same for McLaren only, while majority of the teams like Ferrari, Red Bull, Haas, Racing Point, Alfa Romeo Racing and Toro Rosso have gone for nine sets.
Among Mercedes and McLaren, the choice is same for all the four drivers with four sets of the medium and just the one of hard. For the teams with nine sets of soft, only the two Racing Point drivers have gone for a different strategy.
The two Racing Point drivers have opted for two sets each of medium and hard, while the likes of Ferrari, Red Bull, Haas, Alfa Romeo and Toro Rosso have gone for three sets of the medium compound and only one of the hard.
As for the remaining two teams, Renault has the highest number of the soft compound at 10, with Williams going for the least at seven. Their drivers too have alternate strategies to each other with Nico Hulkenberg choosing two sets of medium and one of hard.
At the same time, Daniel Ricciardo will have two sets of hard and one of medium. Over at Williams, George Russell will have the most sets of medium at five with one of hard, while Rosbert Kubica has gone for four sets of the medium compound and one hard.
As the rule states, the teams get 13 set of tyres for the whole British GP weekend, with one set of the softest compound to be kept by the Top 10 F1 drivers to use in Q3. After the completion of qualifying, the Top 10 drivers will have to return that set, while the other drivers can keep it for the race.
For the races, each driver has to keep one set each of the two harder compounds available for the weekend, while the rest 10 sets they are free to choose from the three available compounds for the particular driver.