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Pirelli confident of avoiding four-stops in Spain

Pirelli don't believe we'll see a repeat of previous Spanish Grands Prix which have often seen four-stops due to the abrasive nature of the Barcelona circuit. The supplier's motorsport director, Paul Hembery, is confident three or less stops will be the average for this weekend's race thanks to the change in structure for 2014. "The Spanish circuit is one of the most demanding circuits we race on all year," explained Hembery. "Long and fast corners such as Turn Three put a huge amount of energy into the tyres, as a result of which degradation is high. "The track surface is also quite abrasive, and ambient temperatures can be high, which increase the workload on the tyres...
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