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4 Things We Learned from Paul Ricard Wet-Weather Formula 1 Tyre Test

The first on-track Formula One action of 2016 took place at the Paul Ricard Circuit in southern France, as three of the teams tested Pirelli's new wet-weather tyres. Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull put the rubber through its paces on January 25 and 26, completing a total of 2,326 kilometres. The weather was cool but fine, so Paul Ricard's advanced sprinkler system was used to simulate a variety of wet track conditions for the five drivers taking part. A number of different experimental compounds were used, with the aim of the test being to help Pirelli develop an improved full-wet tyre for 2016 and beyond. Sebastian Vettel was quickest for Ferrari with a time of one minute, 6.750 seconds, a little under a 10th of a second faster than Red Bull...

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