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Why Formula 1 Tyre Controversies Look Set to Continue into 2017

Formula One is trapped in some sort of Goldilocks storyline when it comes to tyre durability: First they are too soft, then too hard, then too soft again. The only difference is that F1 never seems to find a level of tyre degradation that is just right. And, based on Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery's recent interview with the official F1 website, the controversy and bickering surrounding the tyres looks set to continue into 2017—a symptom of the sport's convoluted rule-making process, where the teams have an equal say to the FIA, the supposed governing body. Understandably, the teams are looking out for their own best interests, which sometimes clash with what is best for the series as a whole. This leads to ad hoc and reacti...

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