Rubber-stamping Pirelli's mark on Formula 1

Rubber-stamping Pirelli's mark on Formula 1

One year down the line as F1's control-tyre supplier, Pirelli is getting to grips with the demands of the role and unleashing ever-more-aggressive compounds. Jonathan Noble talks to the company’s F1 boss Paul Hembery

Considering it's a sport chock-a-block with technical geniuses, who live in a world defined by differentials of millimetres and milliseconds, Formula 1 can get a bit melodramatic when it comes to predictions.

Rewind the clock 12 months ago, when we were heading to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix braced for what many in the paddock thought was going to be tyre chaos.

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