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Pirelli wants F1 driver and team input on 2019 compound choices

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will ask teams and drivers for their “expert” input when it comes to making compound choices for 2019 Grands Prix. Sole supplier Pirelli came in for criticism at stages through 2018 in the wake of introducing softer compounds that were prone to blistering and overheating.  Teams tried to avoid using the pink-banded Hypersoft compound where possible while an overall push for softer rubber led to a slow pace at some Grands Prix as drivers eked out a one-stop strategy. Pirelli has revised its approach for 2019 and will choose three compounds for each Grand Prix from a reduced range of five, with the Supersoft in effect abandoned. A...
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