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Pirelli trials stickers to enforce temperature limits

As a result of Pirelli’s collaboration with the FIA to ensure a better monitoring of tyre usage parameters, the Italian firm is trialling a special type of sticker on each tyre tread in Bahrain. Pirelli notes the stickers are meant to enforce that teams do not pre-heat the tyres higher than the maximum allowed temperature. 'These stickers read the maximum temperature reached by the tyre tread while the tyres are being pre-heated by the teams in their tyre blankets. Pirelli prescribes a maximum temperature of 110°C (230°F), which should not be exceeded at any point before the tyre takes to the track.' Throughout 2013, temperature management of the Pirelli tyres had been a hot topic. When...
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