Keeping tyres alive will be “exceptionally tricky” in Friday heat, says Ricciardo | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Daniel Ricciardo predicts a difficult day of practice as drivers get to grips with softer tyres at a hot Silverstone.

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What they say

Air temperatures are forecast to be well over 30C as practice begins at Silverstone today, while qualifying will be cooler:

We’ll see who’s brave enough to qualify on the soft. I think it’s cool, obviously coming to the same track you would expect the same result but having the tyre change I think throws a bit of a spanner in the works. So I’m actually quite happy with that.

I think [Friday] is gonna be exceptionally tricky with the temperatures well above 30, which is known to be like the desert out here. So I think the tyres are going to have a hard time. But that’s a challenge, we’re all in the same boat, so I’m okay with it.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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