Monday, July 25, 2011
Pirelli predicts last-minute pitstops
Formula 1 fans could be treated to a German Grand Prix that is decided in the closing stages, with Pirelli believing that drivers could opt to make last-minute changes to the medium compound tyres. With current data suggesting that there is a 1.5 seconds laptime difference between the soft and the medium compound tyres, the strategy prediction is pointing towards a less than usual approach to the races. Pirelli's director of motorsport Paul Hembery suspects that if it stays dry, then drivers could try and get through as much of the race as possible with two sets of soft tyres - before stopping as late as possible for the slower medium tyre.