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Pirelli: Soft tyre too 'aggressive' for Istanbul track surface

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola believes teams opting to include the soft tyre in their selection for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix will be making "quite an aggressive choice" given the rubber's high degree of wear on Istanbul Park's modified track surface. In a bid to improve the dramatically low-grip track characteristic encountered by drivers in Turkey in 2020, a water-blasting treatment was applied to the track ahead of this year's race. The change, coupled with Pirelli's decision to supply its three softest compounds in its range, has drastically improved grip levels, but also the potential for wear and graining. "The level of grip increased quite a lot," noted Isola...
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