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Pirelli may take harder tyres to 2019 races

Pirelli says it may opt for harder compound selections at Grands Prix in 2019 in order to enable drivers to push through more of the race. Pirelli often selected soft rubber through 2018, having introduced the Hypersoft tyre, with the intention of creating various options that would lead to two- or three-stop strategies. However teams still aimed to stop just once, eking out tyre life in order to make the strategy work, meaning drivers were often told not to push. This approach was most prominent in Monaco, Singapore and Mexico, with teams running a slow pace on the softest rubber, and some – the top teams – trying to avoid it altogether. Pirelli will bring three compounds to...
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