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[F1] New Hard Compound Tires Could Key Mercedes Improvement

For much of the first four races of the 2013 Formula One season, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team has struggled with their tires. As the European leg of the season kicks off this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix, a tweaked Pirelli hard compound tire should help the team’s chances, along with some improvements to the car itself. Nico Rosberg said that the new tire “is closer to the operating window of the medium,” adding that the hards were the ones they found to be particularly problematic. For one, the old hard tires suffered from heavy graining during the team’s winter testing. The weather in Europe should also help the… Continue Reading »


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