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Mercedes assured Pirelli’s new tyres will increase overtaking

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles is certain Pirelli’s 2018 tyre compounds will open up Formula 1 races and create more overtaking opportunities despite not seeing the new cars in action yet. Pirelli has introduced two new tyres for the new F1 season with the addition of the Superhard and Hypersoft to its current options while all the dry tyre compound constructions have been altered to make degradation more extreme. The changes have been installed to encourage more pit stops and faster racing, after the majority of 2017 F1 races passing with each car needing just one stop, while the performance difference dictated by tyre life is predicted to increase overtaking this season....
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