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Pirelli primer: which tyres for the Belgian GP?

After a well-deserved summer break, Formula 1 resumes at this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, the longest track on the sport's schedule with a layout stretching just over seven kilometers. Pirelli has chosen to bring its three hardest compounds - C1, C2 and C3 - to the epic Ardennes circuit characterized by its elevation changes and extreme demands on tyres, like at the daunting Eau Rouge-Raidillon section. "Spa is always an amazing drivers' circuit but that is also why the tyres are put under some of the biggest stresses that they face all season," explains Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola. "As a result, we've nominated the three hardest compounds in the range – a slightly...
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