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Excellent durability - tyre performance at Sochi

Despite Pirelli’s choice to bring its softest compounds to Sochi, the Russian Grand Prix saw the majority of drivers complete the race distance with a one-stop strategy. In keeping with Sochi’s reputation as a circuit with low tyre degradation Pirelli has opted for the softer end of its tyre range for the Russian Grand Prix. The North Italian manufacturer supplied teams with its C3 compound as the white-banded hard compound, the C4 as the yellow medium and the C5 as the red-banded soft tyre. That was the first time this season that the combination has been offered and a step softer than at last year’s Russian Grand Prix. Despite the softest compounds, teams were expected to focus on...
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