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Pirelli: Teams wanted to keep fixed tyre allocation in 2022

Formula 1 won't see a return this year to the system whereby teams decide each driver's allocation of tyres for each race weekend, according to Pirelli's head of motorsport Mario Isola. Teams were originally given that flexibility in 2016, but it was stopped in 2020 due to the outbreak of coronavirus which resulted in short-notice changes to the calendar requiring a rapid response on the part of F1's exclusive tyre provider. Teams now receive the same tyres for all drivers. A standard weekend sees each driver receive 13 sets of slick tyres to cover practice, qualifying and the race consisting of two sets of the designated hard compound, three of the medium and eight of the soft. Read also:...
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