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FIA approves new F1 rear tyre for British Grand Prix onwards

After Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen suffered high-speed tyre blowouts at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Pirelli introduced a “more robust” rear tyre construction that was tested during practice at the Austrian Grand Prix.  Pirelli’s new rear tyres will officially debut at next weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Silverstone will also host F1’s first-ever sprint qualifying race. A 100km sprint race will take place next Saturday to determine the grid for Sunday’s race. Qualifying has been moved to Friday evening, while there will only be two practice sessions - one on Friday morning before qualifying, and the second on Saturday morning, before sprint qualifying. Related...
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