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2013-10-11 11:10

TYRE RULES : Pirelli has set strict tyre limits for F1 teams to follow ahead of the 2013 Japanese GP on Sunday. Image: AFP

SUZUKA, Japan - Pirelli has clamped down on enforcing the operating guidelines for its Formula 1 tyres amid rumours that some teams are not playing along.

After the tyre-exploding 2013 British GP the International Automobile Federation backed Pirelli's move to force teams to stay within certain operating guidelines.

STRINGENT RULES

These set strict limits on not only wheel camber and tyre pressures but also on pre-session tyre heating, according to Auto Motor und Sport.

The report said teams were not allowed to 'boost' temperatures in their respective heating systems beyond 110 degrees for one hour but a Force India team member was quoted as saying: "The heating systems are easily manipulated.  If you boost more than allowed, you have an advantage."

Auto Motor und Sport said Pirelli had reacted by checking pre-running tyre temperatures not only through the heating systems but also with their own probes.

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