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Perez issues F1 with "dangerous" blanket warning as drivers' lives at risk

Sam Hall Thursday 29 September 2022 17:02 Sergio Perez believes F1 is putting its drivers at risk by reducing tyre blanket temperatures after Pirelli introduced new compounds this year. F1 shifted from 13- to 18-inch wheels ahead of this season while simultaneously lowering the temperatures at which tyres can be stored in the garage. In 2021, teams were permitted to keep the front tyres at 100 degrees Celsius and the rears at 80. The figure this term is 70 for all. As part of its push to achieve net carbon zero status by 2030, F1 plans to outlaw tyre blankets altogether by 2024. Asked if the lower-profile tyres have been more complicated to get into the working window, Perez said:...
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