F1 teams to test harder Pirelli tyres at British Grand Prix

27th June 2013

Formula 1 teams will be able to test Pirelli's prototype hard tyres again in practice at this week's British Grand Prix, it has been announced.

The constructors were allowed to test the new Pirelli tyres for the first time during Friday practice for the Spanish Grand Prix in May.

However, this session was hit by rain meaning no significant running was done using the new compound.

The harder Pirelli tyres will be available for use during both Friday practice sessions at Silverstone.

"This is in order to give the teams the chance to test this new compound on a different track to collect more data," said Pirelli's Paul Hembery.

He explained that his firm is taking hard and medium compound tyres to the British Grand prix this weekend.

However, Mr Hembery said that whichever of the tyres are used, fans can still expect a multiple pit-stop race.

"Last year we saw a two-stop strategy in dry conditions after two wet days but this year the compounds are softer, so if it stays dry we could have between three and four stops," he noted.

Posted by Danielle Barge