By Alex Kapadia
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is just days away and it’s already shaping up to be a real gem of a race.
The high speed nature of the track means its tough for tyres and engines as the drivers won’t touch the brakes at any stage during the first half of the lap.
Bridgestone tyres are bringing their soft and hard compounds in order to cope with the conditions, but as always the result will come down largely to strategy.
The tyres are always given a hard time at this track, especially because of the numerous high speed corners and this means Silverstone is one of the most challenging tracks of the season for tyre wear.
The circuit is famous for its high speed layout, particularly the first half of the lap, which includes one of the finest sequences of corners of any track in the world.
Corners range from 180mph sweepers to the long, slow complex at the end of the lap. The car must also cope with the bumpy surface and capricious, gusting winds that always affect the former airfield.
And with overtaking nearly impossible at this circuit, grid position is all important, so the qualifying sessions later this week will be especially exciting.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team