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Formula One Given the Opportunity to Spice Up Qualifying?

Whilst the three-part qualifying structure has increased the spectatorship and excitement in forming the grid for race day, it has also meant that constructors and drivers become conservative in their efforts at times. For example, a driver who makes the final 10 shootout but has no chance of pole, uses the final session to post a respectful time but in essence to focus more on conserving tyres and set up them up for a stronger position in the race. To combat this, Pirelli, the sole providers of tyres this year has reportedly offered to introduce specialised qualifying tyres for next year. Certainly Red Bull, Mclaren and Ferrari have gone into the final sessions with an attacking nature, intent on edging their cars as close to the front row...

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