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Headline, New Circuit, US GP »

[20 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 2,195 views]
A Lap of the Circuit of the Americas

Pirelli say they are as ready as possible for the Circuit of the America’s inaugural grand prix in Austin. With two of Pirelli’s engineers having inspected the circuit over the summer, looking at the track surface and layout in detail with sophisticated laser measuring equipment they are confident with their tyre allocation. And now Formula One’s tyre provider has released their simulation of a lap of the sport’s newest stop on the calendar ahead of next month’s race.

Belgian GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 2,243 views]
Belgian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Despite rumours circulated by certain members of the German press that Red Bull were calling for mandatory three stops such was the degree of tyre degradation reportedly observed during qualifying, Jenson Button dominated the Belgian Grand Prix from start to finish via just a solitary visit to the pit lane. Two tyre changes were the norm, however, although ironically, it was Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel who overcame a poor start by also making the single pit stop…

Headline, Hungarian GP, Race Strategy »

[29 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | 3,751 views]
Hungarian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Having gone quickest during free practice and qualifying, Lewis Hamilton completed the job with a dominant victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Lotus tried to put the McLaren driver under pressure, first in the form of Romain Grosjean before Kimi Raikkonen had his chance in the closing stages as the strategy unfolded. In truth, though, Hamilton seldom looked troubled.

Technical, Video »

[27 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 2,635 views]
Tyre Behaviour

The behaviour of the tyres is influenced by a variety of parameters, which affect their performance and degradation. The car set-up, the aerodynamic balance, grip levels and driving style are all key factors that have an important effect on the tyres.

German GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[22 Jul 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,837 views]
German GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

After an eventful qualifying session, the sun shone down on the Hockenheimring and settled down into reordering a grid that had been shuffled up by Saturday’s changing conditions. Fernando Alonso led away from pole and was barely troubled, except by Lewis Hamilton and he was only unlapping himself…

British GP, Headline, Race Strategy »

[8 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 3,802 views]
British GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

After all the rain for the first two days, Silverstone produced a dry race against most expectations. It probably meant a few too many wet set-ups but it did throw up one novelty – the ten Q3 runners having a free choice of starting tyre. It’s a situation that some believe should always happen. As it was, with all twenty-four drivers armed with a plenty of unused slick tyres it meant a bit more variety in tyre strategy than may have otherwise occurred, although two-stopping was pretty much standard practice…