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Pirelli to test special Zandvoort 'banking' tyre in Barcelona

Pirelli will assess a special prototype front tyre in Barcelona which could be used at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Pirelli's new tyre has been engineered to cope with the specific load factors that F1 teams will encounter at the Dutch track where two corners have been reprofiled to feature an 18-degree incline. The banking of the Turn 4 Hugenholtzbocht and the final right hand Arie Luyendijkbocht will no doubt get the drivers' attention and Pirelli wants to make sure its tyres will be up to the task of handling the track's specific constraints. Zandvoort's 'element of surprise' will reward brave drivers "I'm going to tell the teams that we're going to test prototype front tyres...
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