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Pirelli's new 2018 compounds 'will boost overtaking'

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles says he's confident that Pirelli's new line-up of compounds for 2018 will promote closer racing. All of Pirelli's slick compounds have been reformulated this year to make them somewhat less durable and more prone to degradation. In addition. Pirelli have added two new compounds to last year's line-of of five options. The superhard tyre will provide the longest life, while the hypersoft will be held back for twisty circuits requiring greater grip. Teams only got a chance to see the new compounds in action in post-season testing at Abu Dhabi last November. But Vowles is confident that Pirelli's new tyres will deliver tighter racing in 2018. “These...
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