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Hembery: 'Very useful' tyre data collected in Bahrain

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says the data collected by the Italian tyre manufactor during the Bahrain test has been “very useful.” The teams were able to try out the 2014 range of tyres over the four-day test, as well as the ‘winter’ compound. Pirelli also supplied each team with an experimental medium set for next year, to gauge performance when tyre-warmers are not used – as per the regulations for the 2015 season. Pirelli’s data shows that the supersoft compound is around 0.7s per lap faster than the soft, the soft is around 1.2s per lap quicker than the medium, and the medium is around 1.3s per lap quicker than the hard. However, these gaps will close once the...
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