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Pirelli: F1 won't fully understand 2018 compounds until midseason

Formula 1 teams will not have a clear understanding of Pirelli’s 2018 tyre range until midseason, according to Pirelli sporting director Mario Isola.  Pirelli has expanded its tyre range with the addition of two extra compounds - the Superhard and Hypersoft - at either end of its 2018 spectrum. The move has effectively made this season’s F1 tyres two steps softer compared to last year, after the Italian manufacturer was accused of going too conservative with its previous compound constructions.  The change should force teams away from the single mandatory pit stop seen in recent years and throw open strategy options, with the aim of improving the show by adding excitement and...
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