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Pirelli hoping for no more than three stops

– Formula 1 drivers should not have to pit for fresh tyres more than three times at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, according to Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery. Fernando Alonso won last year's race after completing a four stop strategy, while second place Kimi Raikkonen pitted three times for tyres. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is one of the toughest circuits on tyres and as a result Pirelli will bring their two hardest compounds - the white Medium and orange Hard tyre - to Spain. "It's often said that Barcelona provides the most accurate representation of the form a season will take, because a car that performs well in Barcelona should perform well...
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