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Silverstone 2009: Pitstop & Tyre Strategies

Silverstone 2009: Pitstop & Tyre Strategies

Below is the table for the pitstop strategies for the British Grand Prix, showing that most drivers opted for a two-stopper at Silverstone. The only drivers to attempt a one-stop race were Nelson Piquet Jr and Adrian Sutil. The tyres were fairly evenly matched as well, with many drivers complaining that they couldn’t get them up to temperature. Brawn particularly struggled with this, although Ferrari seemed to have improved significantly in this area. Only two drivers retired at Silverstone; Sebastien Bourdais and Heikki Kovalainen.

Silverstone 2009
Pitstop Strategies

Stint 1
(Start Tyre)

Stint 2
(Lap)

Stint 3
(Lap)

Stint 4
(Lap)

McLaren
British FlagLewis Hamilton Soft Soft (20) Hard (44)
Finnish FlagHeikki Kovalainen Soft Hard (32) Hard (33) DNF (37)
Ferrari
Finnish FlagKimi Raikkonen Soft Soft (15) Hard (42)
Brazilian FlagFelipe Massa Soft Soft (21) Hard (45)
BMW
German FlagNick Heidfeld Soft Hard (21) Soft (46)
Polish FlagRobert Kubica Hard Soft (28) Soft (47)
Renault
Spanish FlagFernando Alonso Hard Hard (18) Soft (38)
Brazilian FlagNelson Piquet Jr. Hard Soft (29)
Toyota
Italian FlagJarno Trulli Soft Soft (18) Hard (46)
German FlagTimo Glock Soft Soft (19) Hard (48)
Scuderia Toro Rosso
German FlagSebastien Buemi Hard Soft (21) Soft (42)
French FlagSebastien Bourdais Soft Soft (26) Hard (33) DNF (38)
Red Bull Racing
British FlagSebastian Vettel Soft Soft (20) Hard (44)
Australian FlagMark Webber Soft Soft (20) Hard (46)
Williams
German FlagNico Rosberg Hard Hard (18) Soft (43)
Japanese FlagKazuki Nakajima Hard Hard (14) Soft (41)
Force India
Italian FlagGiancarlo Fisichella Soft Soft (21) Hard (?)
German FlagAdrian Sutil Hard Soft (?)
Brawn
British FlagJenson Button Soft Hard (18) Soft (49)
Brazilian FlagRubens Barrichello Soft Hard (19) Soft (46)

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