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Why Pirellis, Not Michelins, Are the Right Tyres for Formula 1

Tyres are a big deal in Formula One and have been since the start of 2011. Pirelli's rapidly degrading rubber has divided opinion. Some love the increased drama and unpredictability it brings; others hate the artificial nature of the racing. But Paul Hembery and co's future in the sport may be in doubt. Rival tyre giant Michelin has expressed an interest in returning to F1 in 2017, but only if certain conditions are met. The French manufacturer has no interest in following the short-life route the sport currently demands Pirelli takes. Its rubber would be designed for performance, not spectacle—an advertisement of its engineering prowess, not a potential PR liability. However, it's not the first time Michelin has indicated it would li...

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