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Pirelli to look at blanket ban

Pirelli are to bring an extra set of medium compound tyres to Bahrain for this week's test to gather data on how the rubber behaves without warming blankets.Tyre warmers will be banned in 2015, and with the Italian firm contracted to be the sport's sole supplier until the end of 2016, they are keen to gather information early for the design of next year's rubber. "Pirelli are also bringing an extra set of medium tyres per team to Bahrain, with 2014 construction and compound," they confirmed. "However, these are actually considered to be 'prototypes' as their purpose is to test tyre behaviour without warming blankets, which will be banned from 2015 onwards." In addition...
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