How F1 wasted months on a product it may never use

How F1 wasted months on a product it may never use

Indecision meant that by the time F1 teams were content with their wishlist for one of the 2020 season's key components, it was almost too late. Was it any surprise teams were unhappy with the prototype they tested, and will it even be seen next year?

The saga of what tyre specification will be used in 2020 continues to rumble on and remains a source of much frustration to the Formula 1 teams.

The bottom line is that they won't know until well into December whether they will be using the product that Pirelli has spent huge resources on developing for next year, or sticking with the tyres they've used this season.

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