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Kate Walker: The potential pitfall of big wheels in F1

Every industry has its clichés, its jargon. Thankfully, the world of Formula One cares little for 'blue sky concepts' or life outside any box that doesn't involve a pit crew. Instead, F1 relies on technology transfer and industry relevance to be the clichés that justify heavy investment of both time and money into ideas both genius and hare-brained. The latest use of technology transfer as the justification for a potential change inside the sport comes via Pirelli, who today will be using the in-season test to try out 18-inch tyres on the 2014 Lotus, a car which – like all the others on the grid – has been designed around 13-inch wheels. Should the teams agree (not likely, given that...
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