Barcelona is renowned for being one of the most demanding tracks on tyres of the entire year, but eight of the top 10 finishers all completed the 66-lap grand prix with just two stops.
Last year, the race winner stopped four times in Barcelona, underlining the further improvements and increased durability built into Pirelli’s Formula One tyres this season.
This has led to lower levels of wear, degradation and ‘marbles’ on the track, without compromising performance.
Tyre strategy was instrumental to the Spanish Grand Prix, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claiming his fourth consecutive win to move into the lead of the drivers championship.
The Englishman, who went on a...
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