Great Britain Prix 2022: Race speed, tire strategies, weather and TV – Formula 1

Uncertainty about the English weather has largely affected – so far – this weekend’s race Silverstone. Qualifying was quite wet with intermittent rain, but the forecast for the race (condition is a must) give you a little more indulgence. In any case, Silverstone is among the tracks that exercise the highest levels of power on the tires. That’s why, for the third time this year, Pirelli has chosen the three toughest vehicles in the range: C1 for steelAnd the C2 for medium And the C3 for Soft.

Ultra-fast, high-powered turns of this circuit, such as worms and the Picketsare not the only challenges Silverstone posed: We saw how during free practice it was very difficult to find a good compromise even with the long straight sections, especially due to the very strong winds that were difficult to predict.

British GP, grid

First grade 1. Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
2. Max Verstappen
Red Bull
Second row 3. Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
4. Sergio Perez
Red Bull
third grade 5. Lewis Hamilton
mercedes
6. Lando Norris
McLaren
fourth grade 7. Fernando Alonso
Alps
8. George Russell
mercedes
fifth grade 9. Guanyu Zhou
Alfa Romeo
10. Nicholas Latifi
Williams
Sixth grade 11. Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
12. Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo
Seventh grade 13. Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
14. Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
Eighth grade 15. Esteban Ocon
Alps
16. Alexander Albon
Williams
Ninth grade 17. Kevin Magnussen
Hass
18. Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
Tenth grade 19. Mick Schumacher
Hass
20. Lance Stroll
Aston Martin

Estimated gap between dry compounds

After PL2 and PL3, the estimated performance gap is between 1.0 and 1.2 seconds between soft and medium tires, a delta that looks similar even between medium and hard tires. Available data collected between Soft and Medium provides evidence that cooler weather conditions favor softer tyres.

Better strategies in the 52 laps of the British Grand Prix

The fastest strategy for a 52-lap race seems to be two stations, with a few different options on the table. Mediums are the tires to start with and the fastest strategy on paper is to switch to Hard, followed by a new set of modes with the advantage of using two different compounds at the start of the race, opening up different strategic possibilities.

For those who do not have a second set of Medium, the strategy can be Medium-Hard-Soft, which is also very close to the others in terms of time and, if necessary, can be turned into a single stop. It is possible to stop in one hole, but it is difficult to manage: in this case, the group will be average – difficult.

As always, much also depends on which kits remain available to pilots and on weather conditions. It should be dry, but there is a risk of some showering, and the colder the temperatures, the softer compounds are preferred.

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“This is a track that puts a lot of energy on the tires, allowing the optimal streak to dry quickly – announce Mario IsolaAuto racing director PirelliIn the free third, most riders used the soft tires and we expect the middle to be the main race tire, as long as it’s not raining, with double-stops as the best strategy.”

Group available to race

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Race forecast (15:00 local time)
3 PM: Cloudy with showers. 18 ° C, winds 13 km/h NW, 30% chance of rain
4 PM: Cloudy with showers, 18°C, winds 14 km/h NW, 40% chance of rain

TV programming in Italy
Live Sky Sport F1
14:25 Paddock Live
15:55 British GP
17:55 Paddock Live

TV8 . delayed
17.30 before the race
18:55 British GP
20:55 after the race

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