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Pirelli preparing for tyre warmer ban

Getty Images Enlarge Pirelli will allocate one set of tyres per team "to test tyre behaviour without warming blankets" at this week's Bahrain test, as it prepares for a ban on tyre warmers in 2015. The second week of pre-season testing for 2014 gets underway in Bahrain on Wednesday, with the teams allocated 30 sets of tyres each over the four days plus an additional set of mediums to be used without warmers. "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," Pirelli explained. The tyre manufacturer will also bring its "winter compound" to this week's...
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