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WATCH: Pirelli lays the rubber down on why thinner tyres can work

2018-07-12 15:45

Robin Classen

BLAME GAME: Pirelli has come under fire again - this time about wet weather tyres that can't withstand standing water. Image: AFP / Andrej Isakovic

The choice of tyres during a Formula 1 race can make the difference between finishing the race or spinning out.

Pirelli decided to use a thinner tread of tyre, at the Barcelona, Paul Ricard and Silverstone circuits, shaving as much as 0.4mm off of it.

Choosing the correct set

Depending on the selection of tyre, it can heat up very quickly. This can also be down to the track tarmac that plays a part in grip wear and degradation.

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Strategy and knowing which tyres to use and when can win you a race. Knowing your car and the way you drive is an added advantage.

If shaving more rubber off of a tyre enhances grip and to perform better at a certain circuit, why not use it?

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