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Fast corners should push Pirelli to limits at Silverstone (VIDEO)

Jun 26, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

After two straight races at tracks featuring tight corners and heavy braking, this weekend’s British Grand Prix in Silverstone will see a return to high degradation of tires. Pirelli has brought its two hardest compounds – hard and medium – for this weekend. Pirellis is are also bringing its experimental prototype tire for use in practice. It is designed to help guard against further delamination.

Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola describes the tire challenge at Silverstone, since the fast corners and abrasive asphalt tend to wear down the tires very quickly.

You can see the British Grand Prix on CNBC this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, also live steamed via NBC Sports Live Extra.

  1. bcsh8er - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Why am I forced to watch a 30 sec commercial when all I want to see is the video? Well no more visiting this site. As soon as I have advertising crammed down my throat I close the page…….

    • brookwell2013 - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      It is annoying but that’s the ‘net now; I just mute my sound….you’d be surprised how fast 30 seconds goes by when the dang thing is muted!

  2. apexassassin - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Lol the tire have been pushed BEYOND their limits this whole season. Pirelli needs to up their product.

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