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Thinner tyres not to blame for Merc dominance, says Pirelli

Pirelli has played down suggestions that the thinner tyres introduced at the start of season has contributed to Mercedes' dominance. Thinner threads were used at three races during the 2018 season to prevent overheating and its success meant that it was adopted for all tracks for this campaign. With Mercedes starting the season like a house on fire by winning the first eight races, some claimed it was because of the new thinner tyres, but Pirelli's motorsport director Mario Isola has dismissed those suggestions. 'Yes, we know that Mercedes is very fast this season. But for the sake of convenience, forget them. What can we say about McLaren, Toro Rosso and Renault? They are really fast at...
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