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Pirelli: Teams were not ready when they tested 2020 tyres

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola has warned the tyre-provider would be forced to increase mandatory running pressures if the teams reject the 2020 Formula 1 tyres but also believes the new rubber was not given a proper running at COTA earlier this month. In Austin, teams got their first taste of the proposed 2020 tyres, and the feedback was nearly universally negative. “My first impression is very bad,” said McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Mercedes world champ Lewis Hamilton added: “I’d rather not say anything, or I’ll say something I regret.” However, Isola is hoping the teams get a better impression when the tyres are tested again after Abu Dhabi. 'If we do not change the...
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