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Paul Hembery: “Tyre Wear and Degradation was not an Issue”

Nico Rosberg took the victory for Mercedes by using the P Zero Red Supersoft tyre before switching to the P Zero Yellow Soft tyre at his pit stop on lap 25 just as the safety car came out to clear up Adrian Sutil’s stricken Sauber. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton also stopped on the same lap, and Mercedes took their fifth consecutive 1-2 finish and sixth consecutive win. The tyre wear was minimal, with the top seven stopping only once, and although eighth placed Romain Grosjean pitted twice, one of those stops were for a puncture at the end of the first lap. Indeed it was Lotus driver Grosjean that ran the longest stint on the Supersoft tyre, completing 54 laps on one set. For the soft tyre,...
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