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Big three adopt similar tyre strategy for Bahrain

For the last two years, Pirelli has taken the medium, soft and supersoft to Bahrain, however, with the changes to the compound identities this year, the Italian manufacturer is providing the C1, C2 and C3 which are actually at the harder end of the 2019 range. With the race getting underway in the late afternoon and finishing in the evening, this means that track temperatures fall substantially as the race goes on, which in turn affects tyre behaviour. Traction is a major factor, so drivers have to manage their rear tyres in particular. Renault and Toro Rosso take the full complement of ten sets of the soft (C3), while Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull - or at least Max Verstappen - like...
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