Formula 2 to race on soft and supersoft P Zero tyres in Austria, soft compound tyres for GP3
The drivers can use their tyre allocation in any way they like, but at least one set of each compound must be used in the feature race (unless it is a wet race). One set of the harder compound must be returned after free practice. Qualifying takes place at 15:55 on Friday, after practice at 12:00. The feature race on Saturday at 15:35 lasts 40 laps and each driver must complete one compulsory pit stop. This cannot take place within the first six laps. Unlike Formula 1, the drivers do not have to start the race using the tyres they qualified on. The grid for the sprint race on Sunday at 10:20 is determined by the finishing order of the first race, with the top eight positions reversed. It is run over 28 laps, with no compulsory pit stops. GP3 Every car will have three sets of dry tyres and two sets of wet weather tyres available for the GP3 race weekend. Only one compound is nominated: soft for this weekend. The drivers can use the tyre allocation in any way they like.
Drivers are normally allowed to carry over one tyre set from the previous round for use in free practice only, which would usually be the hard tyre from Spain. However, as this tyre is not especially well-suited to the Red Bull Ring layout, they will instead be allowed to use a carry-over set of medium tyres from the last test (which took place after Spain). Qualifying takes place at 09:25 on Saturday morning, after a single free practice session on Friday at 17:50. Race 1 starts at 17:10 on Saturday and lasts for 24 laps, followed by Race Two at 09:10 on Sunday (lasting 18 laps). The grid for Race 2 is determined by the finishing order of the first race, with the top eight positions reversed.
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