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Pirelli's Mario Isola: 'It's all about allowing drivers to attack'

©WRI For 2019, Pirelli has decided to modify its tyre denomination from seven to five compounds for teams and drivers. What are the reasons behind this change? "I was personally in favour of the “rainbow system” but we also have to accept the reality that some spectators watching Sunday’s races are not interested in these tire debates. "In that regard, the rainbow colours were making their lives more difficult, especially when we added yellow or purple compounds to mix things up. The FIA and FOM also admitted that it was probably too complicated, so we needed to find another solution that became this idea of three compounds and colours per race. "This solution has an...
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