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Tyres Are Not the Only Thing Keeping Formula 1 Drivers from Racing Flat-out

Formula One is having some tyre troubles—but not the kind that plagued the 2013 British Grand Prix. Last summer, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone agreed to a new deal with Pirelli to continue supplying the series with tyres from 2017 to 2019. Michelin, last seen in F1 in 2006, was also bidding, with a promise to produce more durable tyres, but Ecclestone opted for the status quo. When Pirelli became the official tyre supplier in 2011, the Italian company was tasked with producing tyres that degraded quickly to induce more frequent pit stops. However, the high-degradation tyres have frequently come under fire, both for dangerous blowouts and because the drivers feel they cannot push to their limits without damaging the fragile rubber. Now, rul...

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