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Are the New F1 Tyre Regulations for 2016 Too Complicated?

The new qualifying format has been the big story this offseason when it comes to new Formula One regulations. Plenty of fans and drivers are complaining that the live elimination system unnecessarily complicates a qualifying process that wasn't broken—although it has never been tested, so no one knows for sure how it will work. If you want to see unnecessary complication, though, look no further than the new 2016 tyre regulations. Compared to those new rules, the revised qualifying format looks positively simple. The previous tyre rules could be explained to an F1 neophyte in just a couple sentences: Pirelli had four different dry-weather compounds—hard, medium, soft and supersoft—and selected two for each race. As long as...

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