By Alex Kapadia
Tyres strategy will hold the key to success at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone tomorrow, according to Pirelli.
Paul Hembery, director of motorsport for the Italian tyres manufacturer, said after qualifying today: “It’s been a fascinating continuation to what has been an extremely unpredictable weekend so far.
“The changing conditions meant that the teams had very little dry running before qualifying, and with all the drivers forced to make the most of a very limited window of opportunity to set a time, the pressure was on right down to the last minute.
“In the end Webber made the best use of his tyres at the right time, and that’s going to be the key to success again tomorrow.
“The forecast is for drier conditions, but you never know what will happen, particularly as the teams still have little data on the PZero Silver and PZero Yellow tyre under racing conditions at Silverstone.
“Strategy is going to be critical, and this presents drivers such as di Resta and Maldonado with the opportunity to capitalise on their excellent qualifying performances.”