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Top teams resisting F1 tyre blanket ban

Oct.13 Top teams are resisting a push to see tyre blankets banned in Formula 1. The sport is keen to move away from the costly and energy-hungry practice of pre-heating tyres, with the item to be discussed at the F1 Commission in London on Wednesday. But some teams are arguing that, with orders already placed for tyre blankets in 2022, drivers will struggle to get heat into their rubber without them – especially with the low-profile tyres set to debut in 2022. Auto Motor und Sport, however, claims that it is mainly the big teams arguing to keep the blankets. 'In qualifying, the cars sometimes wait several minutes at the pit exit to get a good position on the track,' an unnamed team...
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