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Vettel to take part in pre-Japan tyre test

Sebastian Vettel is to take part in a two-day tyre test at Barcelona next week before heading to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix. Though Pirelli's 2020 test programme officially came to an end in early September, with Mercedes in action at Paul Ricard, the Italian manufacturer requested a further test in order to finalise the development of the 2020 compounds. 'We had some addition requests in June and July, so it was difficult to change our development at that time,' explains Pirelli's, Mario Isola, 'and we made a proposal to have an extra test to test a new compound with a wider working range, especially on the hard levels. 'That is not possible in Paul Ricard,' he continued, 'and,...
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