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Lotus backs shift to low-profile tyres to boost F1 'wow' factor

Sutton Images Enlarge Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi believes low-profile tyres - as tested by his team at Silverstone last week - will help Formula One appeal to new and younger audiences. Lotus tested its 2014 car on 18-inch wheels and low-profile tyres at Silverstone, as Pirelli aimed to get feedback on a potential new look for F1. Pirelli would be willing to produce the tyres as early as 2016 if they receive support from the sport and are keen to have even bigger rims as large as 20 inches. "Regarding the tyres, they are important not only for the performance of the car but also how the cars look," Gastaldi said. "I think that fans and especially kids...
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