Same Silverstone Different Strategy
As we saw in Austria despite having the same drivers, team and circuit, we will likely see plenty of action as the tyre compound changes. The medium compound will be brought in again, paired with the soft one instead of the medium.
This means that we will likely some variation on strategy and even some pits in the Sprint race which really does spice things up.
The winning formula for last year’s Feature Race was Luca Ghiotto’s, it saw him start on the Soft for an initial 7 Lap stint and the complete the remaining 22 laps on the hard to secure a race win from second on the grid.
The 2020 season really saw only one major change to the car’s in this single spec championship, that was the eye catching 18-inch rim’s.
Mario Isola, Head of Racing at Pirelli said;
“It’s been a very interesting start to the season in Formula 2, especially thanks to the performance of the new 18-inch tyres and the impact they have had on strategy.
“Silverstone is well-known as a demanding and high-energy circuit for tyres, which made getting the best out of them particularly crucial. Tyre management was vital for a strong result last weekend, and in Formula 2 we saw a number of different strategic approaches that contributed to exciting and unpredictable races. This weekend the F2 cars will have the hard and soft tyres here, which will be an even bigger challenge – especially if it is hot.”
So, despite the being a single spec championship it show’s that the team and driver’s have a massive impact on the result as they balance speed and strategy around what will be a hot Silverstone circuit this weekend.
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