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Pirelli: Verstappen/Sainz battle proof 2022 tyres are working

Mario Isola has said the new Pirelli tyres are having the desired effect on improving racing, and the late fight between Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz in Canada was proof of that. The Red Bull and Ferrari drivers were locked in a tight battle for the lead for the final 16 laps in Canada, with Sainz on fresher rubber than Verstappen and chasing him down. He was able to remain in the DRS window of the reigning World Champion until the end but, while he was unable to make an attack, his tyres did not appear to overheat while in combat – helping him keep pressure on Verstappen throughout the closing stages. Isola, head of F1 and car racing for Pirelli, said the tyre manufacturer is...
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