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Mercedes explains Vettel's sliding in Turkey: 'Higher temperature needed'

Something that will always remind people of the Turkish Grand Prix was the decision of Aston Martin and Sebastian Vettel to try slicks. After one lap of slipping and sliding, he then immediately drove back into the pits to get other tyres. Mercedes technical director James Allison explains why the slicks didn't work at that moment. Trying the slicks didn't seem like a bad decision at all. The other drivers had already done so many laps on the intermediates that they were essentially slicks. The reason that the slicks weren't optimal after all had to do with the composition of the rubber. "Dry tires are not just dry tires because they have no tread. They are dry tires because the...
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