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Formula 1 US GP – Technical Tyre Notes

Formula 1 US GP – Technical Tyre Notes From Pireli's notepad, here are the technical notes on the demanding Circuit of the Americas   Image courtesy Pirelli Media There are two key areas that particularly challenge the tyres at the Austin Circuit. The first is Turn 1, which is unusually a hairpin, where the tyres have to provide optimal traction – even when cold on an out-lap. Turn 11 is also particularly demanding as the driver starts braking heavily with the car already turning, creating an uneven distribution of forces across the tyres. Good grip from the compound is essential for an effective turn-in. The cars will run with low gearing and medium downforce: a set-up that is...
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