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18-inch tyres will present 'big challenge' for teams - Pic

Getty Images Enlarge After becoming the first driver to test Pirelli's new 18-inch tyres, Charles Pic believes it will be a "big challenge" for teams and drivers to adapt to low-profile tyres should Formula One adopt them in the future. Pic completed 14 laps on the new tyres, setting a time five seconds off the nearest competitor, but Pirelli stressed that Wednesday's running was purely for demonstration purposes. However, Pic said the change in wheel size had a big effect on the aerodynamics of the car and would require a serious re-design should the larger rims be introduced. "It's true that they are more reactive and more nervous," he said. "On top of that you...
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